Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 – 12:24 PM
The Beverly Hills Public Library invites the community to the launch of a new speaker series to be held in conjunction with LA Parent Magazine entitled Connections: Conversations with Parenting Experts, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium.
The speaker series will bring guest speakers focusing on children’s earliest social and emotional connections, touching on current research into the critical importance of a child’s first five years. Parents will gain insight into how their earliest interactions with their child set the foundation for the child’s future learning and their relationships with others and the world around them.
The program will feature three panelists:
Dr. Pat Levitt, Ph.D. is Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. His research focuses on brain development and social-emotional behavior – and the importance of early parent-child communication such as reading, singing and playing.
Roma Khetarpal is the author of the award-winning book The Perfect Parent. A parent and speaker on the topic of “mindful parenting,” she will discuss how important it is for parents to act as an anchor of safety and comfort for their children, and how providing a secure base for exploration allows children to take the lead in learning.
Dr. Dawn A. Kurtz, Ph.D. has worked in child development and early childhood education for more than 15 years. As Chief Program Officer for Los Angeles Universal Preschool she will discuss how to find the best preschool for your child and what questions to ask.
Admission is free although attendees are asked to register at www.laparent.com/speaker-series.
For more information on all the great events at the Beverly Hills Public Library please visit www.beverlyhills.org/bhpl or call (310) 288-2211.