Raising Readers Victoria Waller, Ed. D. Monday, February 11, 2013 / 10:00 a.m. Board Room (Building B, 3rd Floor)
Dr. Victoria Waller is a nationally recognized educational consultant specializing in various aspects of reading development. At this special talk, she will discuss the ways in which parents and grandparents can create an environment for the children to become lifelong readers.
on Wednesday February 13 at 09:57AM
Special Screening of Won't Back Down Thursday, October 11, 2012 / 7:30 p.m. 20th Century Fox Studios Lot Suggested Donation: $20
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the film’s director and Center parent, Daniel Barnz, and other special guests.
Net proceeds from the event benefited Inner-City Arts, which provides elementary, middle and high school students, many living in Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, with quality arts education, helping them to develop their creativity and improve their academic achievement.
on Tuesday October 16, 2012 at 04:41PM
The CEE Grandparents’ Council Presents: Preserving Los Angeles' Architectural Heritage
With Ken Bernstein of The City of LA’s Office of Historic Resources Tuesday, October 9, 2012 / 7:00 p.m. Board Room, Building B - 3rd Floor
While Los Angeles has a reputation for caring little about its history, our city actually has a rich architectural legacy and one of the most active historic preservation programs of any large city in the country. In 1962, Los Angeles passed one of the nation's first historic preservation laws, helping to inspire similar laws in New York, Chicago, Boston and most other large cities. Today, the City of Los Angeles is also taking steps to document its diverse built legacy through its first-ever citywide historic resources survey, SurveyLA, conducted in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Trust. Ken Bernstein, who directs the City's Office of Historic Resources, will speak about the steps Los Angeles is taking to protect its significant architecture and historic neighborhoods, and will share some fascinating early "discoveries" from SurveyLA.
Dr. Tina Bryson Tuesday, October 2, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, where she sees children and adolescents, as well as provides parenting consultations. In addition to writing and speaking to parents, educators, and professionals, she serves as the Director of Parenting Education and Development for the Mindsight Institute, focusing on how to understand relationships in the context of the developing brain. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, child-rearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. She lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children. For more information about her work and parenting resources, please visit tinabryson.com.
About The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No—it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem—and feel—so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies, including:
NAME IT TO TAME IT: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
ENGAGE, DON’T ENRAGE: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state.
LET THE CLOUDS OF EMOTION ROLL BY: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.
S.I.F.T.: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.
CONNECT THROUGH CONFLICT: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.
Complete with clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.
Social and Physical Aggression in Preschool: "Mean Girls" and "Rough Boys" Dr. Ann Corwin April 17, 2012, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building B
Dr. Corwin has made it her life’s work to develop practical parenting programs for parents and children. With a Ph.D. in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and Master’s Degree in Education and over twenty five years of experience in parenting consulting and child development education, she has helped thousands of parents – with children ages birth to five years and beyond. She has appeared in television on PBS station KCET-A Place of Our Own, COX Cable, and call-in consulting with viewers. In addition, her work has been published in Journals, Cookie Magazine, Simple Life Magazine, and newspapers across the country. Known as an authority in her field of parenting counseling, she has worked with professional national groups.
Her parenting skills development workshops and parent coaching programs have immediate solutions to child discipline behavior issues such as hitting and biting, respect and discipline, poor sleeping habits, relationships and school, toilet learning, new siblings and sibling rivalry, separation anxiety and much more.
Sexual Development in Early Childhood: What is Normal and What is Not? Amy Lang April 25, 2012, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building B
Amy Lang started Birds + Bees+ Kids® to help parents become informed, confident and comfortable talking to their children of any age about sexuality, love, and relationships.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and is a certified parent educator through Positive Discipline. She won the Mom’s Choice Award® for Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids and The Ask ANYTHING Journal and was also a recipient of the Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2009. Additionally, Amy has been featured in Seattle Magazine and Seattle’s Child. As a regular guest on NW Cable News’ "Northwest Parenting" segment and other radio and TV programs Amy has shared helpful information with parents.
on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 11:48AM
Nina Shapiro Take a Deep Breath Wednesday, January 25, 2012 CEE Community Center, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Dr. Shapiro is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her program will aim to provide parents with a better understanding of what's going on when their children breathe in and out. She will discuss which problems are truly worrisome and which are actually just normal stages of development, and also offer tips for at-home preventions and treatments.
Jackie Linder Olson Sensory Processing Disorders Thursday, January 26, 2012 CEE Community Center, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Jackie Linder Olson brings her own unique perspective as the parent of an autistic child with sensory processing difficulties. She will address the importance of children's senses and how they affect the ways in which they play, learn, and interpret the world.
on Tuesday January 31, 2012 at 10:54AM
Mary Cowhey Cultural & Social Diversity Thursday, January 12, 2012 CEE Community Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Mary Cowhey helps teachers and parents think mindfully about their community. She will Provide simple and creative ideas that encourage children to learn about differences, culture, class, community, service and citizenship in an authentic way.
About the Author: 2002 Milken National Educator Award Black Ants & Buddhists: Thinking Critically & Teaching Differently in Primary Grades
on Thursday January 26, 2012 at 11:06AM
This simple question produced some interesting insights from the thoughtful CEE students who visited Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 with their families November 20. The CEE Heritage Family hosted the private tour of the exhibition, which runs until January 8, 2012 at UCLA’s Hammer Museum. The children and their parents had a great time perusing the gallery’s installation of paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and video art.
“My favorite was the sculpture,” said first-grader Helena, describing Melvin Edwards’ Afro-Phoenix. “It had lots of different-sized diamonds.”
The students were quick to identify the patterns, shapes, and other important aspects of the art on display. They located an interesting mix of pieces in Noah Purifoy’s Untitled, anassemblage of items found in the aftermath of the 1965 Watts rebellion, including umbrellas, shoes, belts, gloves, and even a dragon figurine!
Now Dig This! showcases the work of African American artists who influenced Los Angeles, as well as the nation, during two very important and dynamic decades. Over 140 pieces from Edwards, Purifoy, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Betye Saar, and more not only present a visual history of the period, but show important bonds between artists of varied ethnic backgrounds that helped shape the community.
Among the works students saw were Noah Purifoy's Untitled (Assemblage) (above right), David Hammons' America The Beautiful (below left) and Joh Riddle's Ghetto Merchant (below right).
Tracked Everywhere: What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Your Child's Privacy Online Monday, November 14, 2011 6:45 p.m. Community Center @ The Center for Early Education
How much do you know about your child’s online use? Did you know that one in five 10-year-olds and one in two 12-year-olds are using Facebook, despite the company’s age requirement of 13?
“The communication gap between kids and their parents is growing,” says California Attorney General Kamala Harris. “Until we as parents learn how the technology works, we can’t close that gap.”
Harris was part of Common Sense Media’s recent town hall discussion, Tracked Everywhere: What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Children’s Privacy Online. Fellow panelists included Jim Steyer, founder and CEO of Common Sense Media, and Mandeep S. Dhillon, Vice President of Disney Digital. Willow Bay, senior editor of The Huffington Post, moderated the discussion. The free event, sponsored by Common Sense Media’s new Los Angles office, was open to the public and hosted by The Center for Early Education.
Among the advice offered to the over 250 attendees:
• Harris advocates knowing your child’s passwords; checking the sites they use and their personal profiles; asking them to turn in cell phones before bedtime; and limiting their online use to two hours per day.
• Dhillon believes parents should help their children become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. He started Togetherville.com, a safe social media network for children and their parents, for just that purpose.
• Steyer, who created Common Sense Media in 2003, echoes the need for a dialogue between parents and children. His company’s website offers advice, reviews, parent education, and a digital media citizenship curriculum that’s used in over 18,000 schools across the world.
The panel also recommends parents go deeper than simply tracking their kids’ online activity. “I strongly encourage engaging your child rather than just tracking them,” Dhillon says. “It’s harder, but try engaging on the same platforms your kids are using. Look at our families—we work to build strong physical communities around our children, and we should be doing the same things online.”
Somewhere Between is a documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy".
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