"Responsive Parenting: what is it and When is it Most Important?
<p>Susan H. Landry<br><br>Michael Matthew Knight Professor of Pediatrics<br>Director, Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston</p>
Dr. Landry is a developmental psychologist and nationally recognized expert in early childhood education. Her research into environmental factors that promote early cognitive growth and development led her to develop the framework for the Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education (CIRCLE) and then to the implementation of the Texas Early Education Model (TEEM) in pre-kindergarten classrooms across Texas. Dr. Landry conducts many research projects and training activities that promote quality learning environments for young children. She is using the knowledge gained from years of study to help promote the national goals of early childhood literacy initiatives. Dr. Landry's numerous research programs, supported by the National Institutes of Child Health and Development, foundations, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, have resulted in a large research database on early childhood. More than 70 peer-reviewed publications and over a dozen chapters describe the findings of these research studies. This event is co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families.