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.

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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.