Tuesday April 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Ackerman Institute for the Family 
936 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY

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New York Zero-to-Three Network 
212-879-4900 x108

Please join us for a
Self-Regulation Roundtable

with Drs. Zina Rutkin & Arlean Wells from

Ackerman Institute's school-based program,

Competent Kids, Caring Communities

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Director and Assistant Director of Competent Kids, Caring Communities (CKCC), Ackerman Institute's school-based social-emotional learning program, will be presenting a participatory workshop on social-emotional development in early childhood.  Presenters will touch on the five social-emotional competencies in the Common Core Standards for Pre-Kindergarten:  Self-Concept and Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Relationships with Others, Accountability and Adaptability. 

For the April 5th workshop, the majority of our time together will involve an exploration of self-regulation: how these skills develop and what adults can do to support the development of self-regulation and self-management skills, particularly for children who present with behavioral challenges. The workshop will be interactive and will include hands-on activities that participants can utilize for staff development at their sites, as well as for direct services to children and families.  Participants will also have a "first glance" at some of the components of CCKC's soon-to-be-released early childhood program.


Dr. Zina Rutkin is a clinical psychologist and child and family therapist with a background in special education. Before becoming a psychologist, she worked as a classroom teacher, supervisor, and educational specialist.  Along with her private practice in Great Neck, NY, Dr. Rutkin consults in early childhood settings and for years ran a seminar for early childhood directors entitled "Problem of the Moment."  Currently, Dr. Rutkin is CKCC's Director and is in the process of completing the development of  CKCC's early childhood edition.

Dr. Arlean Wells is CKCC's Assistant Director at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.   A graduate of New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Arlean is a former NYC public school teacher and spent time overseas as a Curriculum Specialist for the Ministry of Education, in Kingston Jamaica and two years with the Peace Corps in South Africa.  She has also worked as a Consultant for the New York City Early Childhood Professional Development Institute and as a Site Manager for the Jumpstart Program for Young Children.


Please reserve your seat early by clicking the register button below.
We prefer payment PRIOR to the event, but will accept exact change or checks at the door.
Fees are $25 for members, $30 for non-members. 
Refunds will not be given after February 16th.

Register Now! Questions?  Please call Pamela at 718.638.7788 or by e-mail at info@nyztt.org