Enfield KITE Brings Child Behavior Expert Back to Enfield

KITE brings Child Behavior Expert, Peg Oliveira back to Enfield to conduct three child behavior workshops for EPS educators and parents. On October 15th, Oliveira will be at Henry Barnard Elementary. Oliveira is Executive Director of Yale’s Gesell Institute of Child Development and consults for Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood.

KITE first brought Oliveira to Enfield last November for the parent & educator conference, PLAYfaire. Participant feedback unanimously reported, “we want more PEG”.  The workshops are free to educators and parents as part of KITE’s Professional Development Series developed in partnership with Enfield Public Schools.

Challenging behaviors can be important signals from children expressing needs that they can’t put into words. The parent workshop on Oct 15th, “Understanding & Redefining Challenging Behavior in Children”, promises to cover the neuroscience behind a meltdown, and will teach parents how trauma impacts the brain, and how to read child behavior.

Dr. Peg Oliveira is the Executive Director of the Gesell Program in Early Childhood at The Yale Child Study Center. She is a developmental psychologist with a career in advocacy and social activism. Peg writes for national publications and education texts. She designs professional development content and trainings that have a direct and immediate impact on how educators see and teach children. Peg received her doctorate from Brandeis University and has worked with state agencies, national advocacy coalitions and local initiatives to ensure that all children get a high quality early learning experience.

Members of the media are invited to attend the parent workshop, 6pm at Henry Barnard Elementary School.

KITE will be offering FREE on-site childcare. Advanced registration required. Visit EnfieldKITE.com to register by Oct 14th.