Bank Street College Hosts 27th Annual Infancy Institute

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New York City teachers, home visitors, parents, and directors are invited to the 27th Annual Infancy Institute at Bank Street College, a three-day workshop focusing on children activities, developmental variations, reflection supervision and environments.

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We bring together internationally-known experts from a variety of disciplines to share their work with people who care about young children and their families.

Bank Street College of Education, New York City’s premier progressive school and leader in childhood education and development, will host the 27th Annual Infancy Institute, taking place June 17-19, featuring a three-day workshop for educators and others who work with infants and toddlers.

“The Institute continues to be one of the highest quality professional development experiences in the country focusing on infants, toddlers, and families,” says Marjorie Brickley, Co-director of the Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention Program in the Graduate School and Director of the Infancy Institute. “We bring together internationally-known experts from a variety of disciplines to share their work with people who care about young children and their families.”

The 27th Annual Infancy Institute will include a keynote address from Dr. Joan Lombardi on “Infants and Toddlers: The Next Frontier in Education.” Dr. Lombardi was a member of the Clinton and Obama administrations and has been an advocate for children and families throughout her career.

A featured presentation, “Don’t Get So Upset!,” will be given by Dr. Tamar Jacobsen focusing on helping young children manage their feelings and behavior, a compelling topic that examines the uncomfortable emotions early childhood educators may experience, and the ways they can choose to respond when children exhibit strong feelings.

Participants will have the choice of attending four workshops or visit an early childhood setting. Workshops will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from "environments for infants and toddlers" to "executive functioning and self-regulation." This year, for the first time, there will be an Activity Fair where participants will engage in hands-on activities and come away with materials they can use in their own work.

The event will take place at Bank Street College of Education, 610 W. 112th St., New York, NY. For more information on the event and featured speakers please visit:

About Bank Street:
Since its founding in 1916, Bank Street College of Education has been an acclaimed educational institution and advocate for children and families. Bank Street is uniquely structured and internationally-recognized as a free-standing, private Graduate School of Education, an on-site independent School for Children, and a broad range of professional development and social programs. Its mission is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. For more information, visit

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