Community Engagement and Education Speaker Series


This year we have enjoyed an exciting 2023-24 Community Engagement and Education Speaker Series at The Center for Early Education!

We have invited the following guests to speak with our community about conditions and stages of development that shape your children’s growth. These speakers will explore what children may be processing about their social and emotional lives and their identities. They will also equip us with the language we may need to better understand the complexity of our children’s lived experiences and discuss ways we can best support them. I want to emphasize the importance of taking advantage of these speakers’ visits to our campus, and the opportunity to connect as a community, learn in partnership, and engage in open dialogue intended to help you become better allies and advocates for your children.

We are excited to have you join us for these events, and hope that you will plan to attend one or more of these community events in person.

Additional Resources

Thank you to all who attended the event with Dr. Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett. Please explore the resources provided below.
  • View the Parent reader guide to prompt conversations for parent readers of the book
  • Listen to The Puberty Podcast, an epicenter of information about puberty and adolescence
  • Click to subscribe to The Awkward Roller Coaster newsletter, a weekly email missive covering the latest news about tweens and teens
  • Click to view Resources We Love, a growing list of the very best books, videos, and websites (for both adults and kids), organized by topic and covering every corner of growing up
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, lifelong learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.