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September 26, 2008

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Hunter Institute Conference Focused on Young Children

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Press Release Photo Lynn Cole, director, Kirch Developmental Center, Golisano Children's Hospital

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Press Release Photo Scott & Stacie Hunter, Judy & Wil Hunter, President Halstead gather for the inaugural Hunter Institute Conference.

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Press Release Photo Judy Hunter

Brockport, NY –The College’s Hunter Institute on Young Children held its inaugural Conference on Young Children on Saturday. The one-day event focused on important issues in early childhood education.

More than 135 day care providers, nursery and primary school teachers and students filled the New York Room in Cooper Hall attending presentations on topics such as “How Young Children Learn: Encouraging Early Childhood Mathematics,” “Early Recognition of Developmental Delays,” “Managing Problem Behaviors in Young Children,” and others.

“We were thrilled with the response to this first Hunter Institute conference,” said Hunter Institute Director Katherine Peterson-Sweeney PhD. “It’s obvious that we’ve met a need for those who care for and instruct children during a critical time in their development,” she added.

Hunter Institute on Young Children
The Hunter Institute on Young Children supports educational and scholarly activities of College at Brockport faculty and staff, focusing on the early childhood years, which benefits the academic endeavors of Brockport education and human development students. The Institute also sponsors an annual conference which addresses critical issues in early childhood for The College at Brockport students and faculty, and professionals working with young children.

The Hunter Institute was established through a gift from Willard and Judith Hunter of Adams, Basin, NY.


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