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Graduate School

Teaching Play in the Czech Republic and Japan

Posted by Gretchen Adams on September 23, 2015

Child Life faculty member Deb Vilas was invited to teach in the Czech Republic and Japan this summer. The invitations to teach abroad followed Deb's appearance as a key note speaker at the first Global Summit on Pediatric Psychosocial Care in May of 2014, hosted by the Child Life Council ...

tagged: child life, deb vilas, graduate school, play, teach abroad

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Toddler-Parent Playgroups Bring New Meaning to Early Intervention

Posted by Rachel Reda on August 25, 2015

Early intervention programs for children with disabilities are required under federal law. But the quality of these programs has dwindled in recent years as a result of funding cuts. In 2012, Bank Street lost its toddler-parent playgroups, which fostered two crucial components of early intervention—support for parents, and developmental growth ...

tagged: bank street alumni, early intervention, gabby felman, murray kelley, playgroups, sarah piel

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Bank Street News

Bank Street & Yale on Books as the Building Blocks of Play

Posted by Rachel Reda on April 20, 2015

Children have been playing for centuries. Through play, they acquire their own lens for observing the world around them. While parents and educators can provide children with tangible resources to inspire play, they cannot teach them how to play. It’s something that comes naturally, and is a crucial stage in ...

tagged: authors, center for children's literature, child development, play, yale

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Bank Street News

For 4-Year-Olds, Play is Serious Work

Posted by Bank Street on October 22, 2014

President Shael Polakow-Suransky Over the past year, due in large part to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s early education initiative, there has been much discussion about the benefits of providing access to Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for families of all backgrounds and means. Following on the city’s pre-K expansion, in “The Building ...

tagged: child development, play, universal pre-k

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Graduate School

Deb Vilas to Lead CLC Survey on Fundamentals & Innovative Practices in Play

Posted by Amy Kline on March 22, 2013

Deb Vilas, Advisor & Instructor As part of the Child Life Council’s Advancing the Field of Play for Hospitalized Children Initiative grant from The Walt Disney Company, Deb Vilas, MS, CCLS, LMSW, Bank Street Advisor & Instructor in the Child Life Program has been named project leader for an upcoming ...

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Graduate School

A Look Into The Integrative Master's Project At Bank Street

Posted by Claire Daniel on February 27, 2012

Daniel Calvert brought play back into the classroom as the focus of his Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry on Teacher Leadership. *** Earlier this year, a little more than two-dozen Bank Street graduate students sat down in front of peers, faculty, family and friends to share what they learned and accomplished at ...

tagged: daniel calvert, gil schmerler, imp, integrative master's project, play

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