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Craig Ramey featured speaker at annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture May 16

May 04, 2012

Michele Barrett
(315) 443-6172

The Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education in the Falk College, along with Child Care Solutions, has invited the community to the sixth annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture, featuring Craig T. Ramey.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. In addition to hearing Ramey’s presentation, titled, “Human infancy: How mastery begins,” this annual event presents an opportunity to ask questions and to network with parents, providers and educators.

Ramey is the Distinguished Research Scholar of Human Development and professor of psychology and pediatrics at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and School of Medicine. His recent publications include topics such as Head Start, strategies to improve outcomes for children living in poverty, and early educational intervention and cumulative risk. His work aims to promote children’s education and health outcomes, and improve family and community well-being.

The Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series in Infant & Toddler Caregiving was launched in 2007 thanks to the generous support of SU alumnus John D. Reilly III ’69, G’70 and his wife, Patricia M. Reilly. The Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series is part of the Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education, which the Reillys established in perpetuity in honor of their son Jack (John D. Reilly IV), and is held in conjunction with the 36th annual Quality Infant/Toddler Caregiving (QIC) Workshop.

The QIC Workshop will be offered May 14-18 at Syracuse University, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Training caregivers of children under the age of three, the world-renowned QIC workshop is based on research and theory in social-emotional, cognitive, motor, sensory and language development. Alice Honig, a licensed New York State psychologist who began teaching the QIC workshop more than 30 years ago, has authored and/or edited more than a dozen books and 500 articles and chapters. She has led childcare training throughout the world.

Additional QIC faculty include Tom Fiscoe, vice president, Dannible & McKee Accounting; Ann Sveen, professor of pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University; and Mary Anne Theiss. For more information about the lecture or QIC, call 443-1715.

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