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Early Ed Event III: Fostering Kindness in Young Children: Practical Strategies
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When: Monday, March 4, 2019
Where: The Brick Church School
62 E 92nd St
New York, New York  10128
United States

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Participants can also add the purchase of Tom Lickona's book, How to Raise Kind Kids, while registering ($11 members / $15 others). Books will be delivered at event, and there will be a book-signing.


CSEE is an Aspire organization, and this event is applicable for Aspire credit hours.


Target Audience

This event is for educators in the early grades, Pre-K - 3rd.



Recent research has revealed that young children have a capacity for kindness at a much earlier age than experts once believed. Studies of early development have also revealed a capacity for cruelty present from the start. How can we promote children’s kindness and other prosocial behavior and create a classroom culture of kindness and respect that inhibits negative behavior? 
Drawing on his more than four decades of experience working with teachers and parents, Dr. Tom Lickona will briefly review what we know about early moral development and then describe practical classroom strategies—including conflict resolution, circle meetings, cooperative learning, and a character-based approach to discipline—for fostering young children’s moral growth. Includes opportunities throughout the day for small-group discussion of how to adapt these ideas to your context as well as sharing of your best practices.



Thomas Lickona, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and professor emeritus in the School of Education at the State University of New York at Cortland. He founded and continues to direct the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility).

His nine books on character development include Raising Good Children; Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility; Character Matters; Sex, Love & You, a book for teens (written with his wife Judith and William Boudreau, M.D.); and most recently, How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain (Penguin, April 2018).

His Center’s work was the subject of a New York Times Magazine cover story, “Teaching Johnny to Be Good,” and is currently collaborating with England’s University of Leeds on the Narnian Virtues project, using C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia to foster virtue development in middle school students through a partnership with parents.

Tom writes a blog for Psychology Today called “Raising Kind Kids.” He and his wife live in Cortland, New York, and have two grown sons and 15 grandchildren.


Getting to Brick Church School

Brick Church is located at 62 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128. Participants can take the 4, 5 or 6 trains to the 86th & Lexington station and walk 7 blocks, or the 6 train to 96th and Lexington and walk 5 blocks.


If you're looking for a nearby hotel, Brick Church recommends the Hotel Whales ($187 advanced purchase, $215 reserved). 



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