Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair to Speak at Longfellow Laboratory Preschool Lecture Series

The Longfellow Laboratory Preschool is pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair will be the featured speaker at its Lecture Series and Open Studios event on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Theatre at Mount Ida College. Her lecture entitled, “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships,” is free and open to the members of the Mount Ida community and general public.

Drawing on real-life stories from her clinical work with children and families and her consulting work with educators and experts across the country, Dr. Steiner-Adair will explore the skills to distinguish between educational, healthy and unhealthy use, and practical strategies for nourishing deep attention and meaningful relationships.


In addition to the Lecture Series, attendees are invited to Longfellow Laboratory Preschool’s Open Studios on Monday, April 7 at Longfellow Preschool from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m to view their space and learn more about the children’s ongoing emergent curriculum.  The Longfellow Preschool staff will engage and share ideas about the Reggio Emilia style inspired learning environment – an approach to learning known for regarding the environment as the third teacher.

About Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

Dr. Steiner-Adair is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, school consultant, and author. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Steiner-Adair has worked in more than 350 independent schools throughout the U.S. and abroad, leading workshops for administrators, teachers, and parents on a wide range of topics related to strengthening children’s social and emotional intelligence and resilience.

As a resource to the media, Dr. Steiner-Adair has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Discovery Channel, CNN, PBS, and NPR, and has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines. She has a private practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass, where she works with children, adults, couples, and families. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Psychologist at McLean Hospital.

About Mount Ida College

Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts that provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation of social sciences, humanities, and the arts—all to prepare our students for achievement in their chosen careers, and in life. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves. To learn more, visit the College’s website at www.mountida.edu.