- Dr Michael Ungar, world-renowned resilience expert and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University in Canada
- Erika Christakis, Early Childhood Educator and New York Times bestselling author
- Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Early Years expert and global webinar host
- Professor David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change at Nottingham University
- Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Global Research Scientist and Infant Specialist
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- What are the possible long-term impacts on babies during born during the pandemic?
- How we can look to the past to forecast the future
- Understanding the science of human connection and how this has impacted early child development
- What role resilience can play in changing the future of our ‘Little Lockdowners’
- Can we identify the developmental gaps and delays children are experiencing right now – and how do we overcome them
- Plus much, much more…
There’ll be lots of follow-up content and sessions with our global experts, as well as other educationalists, offering practical tips and guidance for making changes in your early years settings.
About our panellists:
Erika Christakis, Early Childhood Educator and New York Times bestselling author
Erika Christakis is an early childhood educator and New York Times bestselling author of The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need From Grownups. A former preschool director and faculty member of the Yale Child Study Centre, Erika’s current focus is the early detection of reading difficulties and how that intersects with poverty, trauma and fissures in relationships and families.
Dr Michael Ungar, Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University in Canada
Dr Michael Ungar is both a family therapist and internationally-renowned researcher in the field of social and psychological resilience. As Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, he has published 17 books on resilience (several of them bestsellers) for both lay and professional audiences, along with over 200 scientific papers.
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Global Research Scientist and Infant Specialist
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk is an infant development specialist speaker, trainer and researcher fascinated by the innate capacity of babies to connect. Following 20 years as a developmental psychologist, research scientist and lecturer at the University of Dundee in Scotland, she set up an independent training enterprise to make the science of emotional connection accessible to the public through speaking events and masterclasses.
Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Early Years expert and global webinar host
Alistair is an award-winning Early Years author, blogger, product designer and advocate of PLAY. His work has been published in a number of books and magazines and he has worked as an Early Years advisor for various film and television projects. Alongside support and training for a range of settings, schools and parents, Alistair also works internationally and with local authorities across the UK.
Professor David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change
A developmental psychologist by training, David Daley is a Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change. His primary area of research lies in the psychological development of pre-school children, with a particular focus on how to enhance school readiness in those with neurodiversity. David’s research is focused on non-shared environmental influences on child development and he is an internationally recognised expert in pre-school development.