The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is partnering with the East Hampton Library to present educational programs for parents, along with “Mommy and Me” programs for caregivers and children.
Educators from the Center will join the library’s “Mommy and Me” sessions once a month to model activities for adults and children that can help develop children’s language, literacy, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Techniques for reading together, through which parents can broaden a child’s experience of a book by engaging in a dialogue, asking questions, and sparking curiosity and creative thinking, were presented during the first session, during the summer.
Also in August, the Center presented “Parenting in the 21st Century,” at the library, a program hosted by Alec Baldwin which featured Dr. Linda Mayes of the Yale Child Study Center and Hilaria Baldwin. The program was the first in a series of lectures and discussions on topics relevant to parenting and education.