Kingsley Speaker Series

The Kingsley Speaker Series was established to provide an educational forum where parents and faculty, colleagues and neighbors are invited to hear and  interact with respected experts in a variety of fields. Focusing on education, parenting, and child development issues, the series offers eight to ten programs each year. The programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Join us for this year’s speakers! These events are free and open to the public.



OCTOBER 19, 2017


The Gardener and the Carpenter

Childhood development expert Alison Gopnik draws on her own groundbreaking research to delve into the importance of letting children explore, make mistakes, and engage with the physical world. Gopnik argues that as parents, “our job is not to shape our children’s minds; it’s to let those minds explore all the possibilities that the world allows.”

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February 23, 2017

Erika Christakis

The Importance of Being Little

Early childhood expert Erika Christakis offers a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment.


April 13, 2017

Ellen Galinsky

Mind in the Making

Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Mind in the Making & The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development and parent identity development.

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