Fordham Notes: GSE to Sponsor Early Childhood Development Conference

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

GSE to Sponsor Early Childhood Development Conference

Fordham’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) will co-sponsor the 2011 Young Child Expo & Conference on April 7 and 8, in the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan.

The conference, organized by Los Niños Services, brings together top leaders to provide the latest information about essential topics in early childhood development. Early childhood professionals and parents will also learn about services, resources and products to help all children reach their full potential. In one unique event, this conference integrates learning about typically developing children as well as those with special needs, including autism.

James Hennessy, Ph.D., dean of GSE, will present the Excellence in Early Childhood Award, to Ami Klim, Ph.D., director of the Autism Program at Yale University. The award recognizes early childhood professionals who are extraordinary champions and advocates for young children and their families. Klim has conducted groundbreaking research in the area of early assessment of autism.

Klim will deliver the keynote speech on Thursday, April 8, at 8:30 a.m.

For more information on program and speakers, or to register to attend the conference, please visit

Los Niños Services is a multilingual agency serving the developmental needs of young children and their families.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools.

-Gina Vergel

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