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A Career Networking Event Series

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Each installment of our Dine & Discuss series features an interactive panel of professionals who each work in various ways to support young children and their families.

Through these moderated panel discussions you will learn about their professional pathways and current work, as well as tips for creating your own path as an early childhood professional.

We invite current and aspiring early childhood professionals at every level to join us for an evening of networking, learning and dining!

Past Networking Events

Leadership Initiative Speaker Panel, Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This session features local early childhood leaders speaking about their own pathway to leadership. Our distinguished panel will include:

  • Meghan Dunn
    Riverdale Avenue Community School
  • Thelma Dye
    Northside Center for Child Development
  • Luz Peña
    Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
  • Jenna Pettinicchi
    FirstStepNYC, SCO Family of Services

Inspiring Young Children Through S.T.E.M., Spring 2016

Below is the list of the presenters from our April, 2016 event.
Download the flyer from the event

Careers in Children's Programming, Fall 2015

Below is the list of the presenters from our November, 2015 event.
Download the flyer from the events

  • Dorothy Wallace Klein
    Camp Intrepid Coordinator, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex, NYC
  • Rachel Payne
    Coordinator of Children's Services, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Ali Abate
    Director of Education, Queens County Farm Museum
  • Sandra Nanita
    Senior Program Coordinator Cool Culture
  • Laura Kujo
    Museum Educator-Arts Consultant
  • Terry Solowey
    Educational Media Specialist, Consultant, Staff Developer and Writer
  • Janella Watson
    Director of Early Childhood Education, The New York Hall of Science
  • Makeda Mays Green, Ed.M.
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, DigiPlay

The Early Childhood Entrepreneur, Spring 2014

Below is the list of the presenters from our May, 2015 event.
Download the flyer from the event, with full speaker bios

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