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Erika Christakis

Early Childhood Educator at Yale University & Author of "The Importance of Being Little"

Early Childhood Educator at Yale University & Author of "The Importance of Being Little"

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Erika Christakis Biography

Erika Christakis is an American educator and writer, specializing in early childhood education. She is author of "The Importance of Being Little".

Since the 1990s, Christakis has worked as a preschool teacher, college administrator and instructor, educational consultant, and writer and journalist.

From 2009-2013, Christakis was appointed Co-Master of Pforzheimer House at Harvard College. In 2013, Christakis moved to Yale University, where she was appointed Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at the Yale Child Study Center.

Christakis has written on the developmental needs of children, young adults, and families, and on popular culture and other topics, for many venues, including The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and more. She wrote a TIME.com Ideas column for two years. She has written in the defense of the rights of minors and criticized the increasing bureaucratization of American schooling.

Her book, "The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need From Grownups" was published in February 2016, and it debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List of February 28, 2016 at number 19.

Erika Christakis Videos

  • Slate School Education Idea Lab: A Conversation about Education
    Slate School's Education Idea Lab Presents A Conversation with Erika Christakis, who is an early childhood educator, and New York Times bestseller.
  • Preserving Childhood at School | Erika Christakis
    2016 Thomas H. Wright Lecture: Preserving Childhood at School | Erika Christakis.

Erika Christakis Books

  • The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups
    The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

Speaker Lists Featuring Erika Christakis

  • Early Childhood Education

    Early Childhood Education Speakers

    Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a branch of education theory that involves the cognitive formation of young children by use of creativity, organization, planning, and relationship building. With different theories and...

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Erika Christakis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Erika Christakis for your event is available upon request. Erika Christakis generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicholas Burns, Amy Chua, Anna Deavere Smith, Madeline Levine and Ellen Galinsky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erika Christakis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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