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Dr. Jie-Qi Chen and “Young Children’s Play in School”

Monday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Wilmette Child Development Center, 3013 Illinois Rd., Wilmette, Illinois Tel: 847.256.6600

Young children learn through play. This presentation at One Hope United’s Wilmette Child Development Center will provide information in a conversational format regarding child development from 2 to 6 years of age. Dr. Chen will offer insight into the significance of children’s play and how it enhances growth and learning. Dr. Chen will also focus on how play can be supported by the social interactions children experience at home and at school with parents, peers and teachers.

Dr. Jie-Qi Chen is a professor at the Erikson Institute, a graduate school focusing on child development in Chicago, and has published many books in the field of education and child assessment. Her areas of expertise include cognitive development, multiple intelligences theory, instructional assessment, diverse learning and teaching strategies, early mathematics education, and school-based intervention. Dr. Chen is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Educator’s Award from the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (2009) and a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Education.

Attendance fee is $10 per household. Please RSVP by January 20, 2011 to Candace Hernandez or Sue Laschinski at 847.256.6600 or chernandez@onehopeunited.org, or visit OHU’s Wilmette day care center. Pay at the door or mail check made out to One Hope United to Wilmette Child Development Center, 3013 Illinois Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091.