►Thoughts from the Front Lines of Early Childhood | Carla Horwitz, Yale Child Study

April 10, 2019

“I want to share what those of us who dedicate their lives to nurturing young children in the family child care homes, day care centers, preschools and other early childhood settings have learned and have to offer in helping children to become moral beings and empathic, thinking, feeling and caring citizens of the world.”


This talk, “Some Thoughts from the “Front Lines” of Early Childhood from a 50 year “Veteran” in the Field” shares what those who dedicate their lives to nurturing young children in all kinds of early childhood settings have learned about helping them to become moral beings and empathic, thinking, feeling and caring citizens of the world. Spending time with young children every day, our job is to teach children to live in groups, to begin to take another’s point of view, to be in touch with their feelings (and those of others) to be curious about and have reverence for the people and environment around them, and to take responsibility for their actions and their words. Supporting this social-emotional and intellectual development is crucial if we are to have hope for the next generations on our planet.


Dr. Carla HorwitzLecturer, Yale Child Study Center, Education Studies Program and Department of Psychology; Director Emerita of Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kitty Lustman-Findling Kindergarten. She is a member of the Yale Education Studies faculty, as well as a member of the faculties of the Yale Child Study Center and Psychology Department. Carla was the Director of Yale University’s Calvin Hill Day Care Center for forty years. She retired in 2016 and is currently Director Emerita. Carla has established several funded post-graduate teaching fellowships in child development and early childhood education. She continues to engage in advocacy on behalf of children, families and early childhood education at the local, state and national level and to consult to child care and early education programs as well as to other education-related settings. Her research interests include the creation and implementation of progressive, culturally sensitive curriculum, play and its role in developmentally appropriate early care and education, supervision, mentoring and the professional development of teachers, and educational leadership.
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Watch 14 compelling talks by 25 world champions in evidence-based science and practice, education, human migration, web technology and media. Learn why they join together in expertise to pave a road to hope and build pathways to peace through the transformative power of children and families. Hear them sound the global call to action as they launch the ECPC Pledge to Action for Peace. 
  • Be informedMeet the conference presenters who share with you their knowledge, generated from the front lines of this burgeoning field of peacebuilding through early childhood development (ECD). Read their biographies and access additional learning materials.
  • Get involved. Help us pave the road to hope and The Culture of Peace by sharing these series videos with your friends and colleagues.
  • Build peace! Take the ECPC Pledge of Action for Peace, launched by conference speaker, Miss Lames Abdelrahman, IRIS Refugee Ambassador from The Sudan.


This ECPC event was organized by and made possible with support from Queen’s University Belfast LINKS, Yale University, UNICEF and the ECPC.


Distinguished ECPC affiliated presenters join us from the halls of Yale University (Child Study Center, the MacMillan Center for Area Studies, Web Services) Queen’s University Belfast, the United Nations, The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace, UNICEF, Sesame Workshop, ACEV-Mother Child Education Foundation, IRIS-Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, and the NGO Committee on Migration.


The ECPC was established to grow a global movement for peace, social justice and prevention of violence through using evidence-informed strategies to enable the world community to advance peace, security and sustainable development. We must address root causes of violence and conflict, and we must empower children and families to be agents of change to advance social cohesion and peace. 


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