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Leading the Process of Change: Initiating and Sustaining Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop's Institute Evening Discussion Series Presents:
Leading the Process of Change: Initiating and Sustaining Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs
Thursday, March 31st
Facilitated by John Nimmo

We will explore the role of early childhood leaders in setting the stage for and sustaining an anti-bias approach. John will share a framework for the leader's role in working strategically with staff, families and the community. What is a strategic leader? How can conflict be a force for change? How can staff and families become allies for this work? Where do I start in making changes? John will draw on his recent book with Louise Derman-Sparks and Debbie LeeKeenan, Leading anti-bias early childhood programs, and is looking forward to engaging with ideas and reflections from local leaders.

John teaches for Wheelock College, and was previously director of the Child Study Center and associate professor at the University of New Hampshire. He is co-author of Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs, Loris Malaguzzi and the Teachers, and Emergent Curriculum. John's research focuses on children's participation in their community.

*Location Update and Invitation to Wine and Cheese Reception

We are so excited for next week's Evening Discussion with John Nimmo and Debbie LeeKeenan! We've had such high demand for this event that we've decided to host the discussion a block down the street in a larger classroom space provided by our friends at Seattle Pacific University.

Wine and Cheese Reception and Touring Classrooms
6:00-6:30 - Hilltop Children's Center

In honor of this special occasion, we would like to invite all Evening Discussion guests to enjoy a pre-event Wine and Cheese Reception at Hilltop Children's Center just before the discussion. Classrooms will be open for guests to view learning environments and study samples of classroom work.

6:00-6:30 - Wine and Cheese Reception at Hilltop Children's Center
4 Nickerson St. Ste 100, Seattle, WA

6:30-6:45 - We will all walk down the block together to the discussion venue

6:45-8:30 - Hilltop Evening Discussion with John Nimmo and Debbie LeeKeenan
109 W Bertona St, Seattle, WA
Hilltop Faculty will be stationed to help guide you to the discussion venue

If you are unable to join us for the 6:00 reception, feel free to head directly to the Discussion Venue at 6:30 (red map marker). We'll have Hilltop Faculty onsite to help welcome you to the discussion.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of Hilltop's 2015-2016 Evening Discussion Series
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Many thanks to our Evening Discussion Series sponsor:


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Thursday Mar 31, 2016 6:30 PM - Thursday Mar 31, 2016 8:30 PM | Free - $35.00


109 W Bertona St
Seattle, WA 98119
United States


Education > Tours
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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