Outreach Recent Events

Presented keynote session on early brain development with the Mexican-American School Board Association conference 2/24/17
Outreach Director spoke on panel at American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference 2/17/17
Presented on infant brain development for King County's All Public Nurse Health Training 12/15/16
I-LABS Science Featured at Zero to Three's National Training Institute 12/2/16

I-LABS Science Featured at Zero to Three’s National Training Institute December 3, 2015 – I-LABS co-directors Drs. Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff gave the Science Plenary at Zero to Three’s 30th annual National Training Institute in Seattle. Over 3,000 people attended the conference, visiting from all 50 states and 8 different countries. The Outreach team provided a session on communicating early learning science to the media and presented a poster detailing the development of I-LABS online training modules.

Outreach Team Delivers Two Sold-out Workshops During PEPS Fall Lecture Series November and December 2015 – Dr. Jane Hu shared “The Science of How Young Children Learn” with new parents in the Seattle area. The two sold-out events highlighted the importance of experiences and building social relationships. PEPS – Program for Early Parent Support works to build supportive communities of neighborhood-based parent groups.

Q13 Fox News Talks Screen Media with I-LABS Outreach Director November 6, 2015 - Sarah Lytle was featured in a recent special on the role of screen media and child development. Lytle spoke about best practices parents can use in selecting media for their children and she emphasized the importance of choosing devices, programs and apps that encourage active interactions between caregivers and children.
Read more and watch the full segment here.

Brain Development and Bilingualism are the Focus at Inaugural GLEA Baby Academy October 24, 2015 – Outreach team members Sarah Lytle and Amelia Bachleda provided a session on brain development for Greenbridge Learning and Education Advocacy’s (GLEA) inaugural Baby Academy. The outreach team discussed brain development, dual language learning, and answered questions. GLEA is a partnership program between King County Housing Authority, the Highline School District, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Baby Academy connects families of infants and toddlers to community and district programs that support kindergarten readiness skills and academic success. This nine-week program served 20 families and 30 young children ages 0-4. Parents who attended all nine of the sessions earned 3 credits from Highline Community College.

I-LABS partners with Hill Top Children’s Center to Offer Training at WAEYC Conference October 30, 2015 - Outreach team member Jane Hu partnered with Sarah Felstiner Curriculum Director at Hilltop Children's Center to develop a workshop for the Washington Association for Education of Young Children conference. This session, Young Scientists: How Children Learn From Early Experience, paired the latest research findings with innovative ways to integrate the research into the classroom.

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