Baby TALK to hold Question and Answer Session with Early Childhood Specialists


Decatur- Baby TALK will host an evening of questions and answers with an expert panel of early childhood specialists.  The forum will be held this Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Central Christian Church atrium.  This event is free and open to all parents, caregivers, early childhood educators, and students.

The panel discussion titled “Why the early years really matter:  discussions on early childhood development” will deal with many different areas related to children birth to five:  child development, behavior, early intervention, education, relationships, family support, and much more.  Guests will be able to mingle with the experts from 6-6:30 p.m. while Baby TALK offers light refreshments.

The panel of experts includes Dr. Aimee Hilado, independent research specialist and assistant professor at Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago); Ann Stadtler, a founding faculty member of the Brazelton Institute (Boston) and specialist in toilet learning, using the behavior of the child as language, and families dealing with ADHD; and Claudia Quigg, Founder and former Executive Director of Baby TALK, consultant to the Brazelton Touchpoints Center of Children’s Hospital Boston, and expert in parent-child relationships, critical early development, and system building for family support.  Dr. Patrick White of Millikin University will act as moderator for the panel event.

The early childhood expert panel stands among a series of 30th anniversary events for Baby TALK in October.

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