2016 Wright Lecture: Preserving Childhood at School: The Importance of Be...
Preserving Childhood at School: The Importance of Being Little Erika Christakis, M.P.H., M.Ed
Early childhood educator and New York Times best-selling author of The Importance of Being Little, Erika Christakis has spent her career as an advocate for children and families. She has written widely about child development from preschool through the college years, drawing on her hands-on experiences as a teacher, preschool director, school consultant, and college administrator. For two years, Erika wrote aTIME.com Ideas column and her work has been featured in various media such as The Atlantic,The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CNN.com, Salon, NPR, and the Financial Times.An honors graduate of Harvard College, she holds master's degrees in public health, communication, and early childhood education. She is also a Massachusetts-certified early childhood teacher (pre-K through 2nd grade) and licensed preschool director. A mother of three grown children, she lives with her husband in New Haven, Connecticut.