proud parent speaker series

Parents we support you! Join us for “Proud Parent”, a speaker series that aims to provide resources for parents to better support our growing community’s children. The series will feature local and regional thought leaders who will provide their perspective on various topics that matter to children, families and our community-with an emphasis on play. All sessions are streamed and saved for viewing on our Facebook YouTube pages!

Upcoming Session: Summer Enrichment: Cultural Organization Activities for Children & Families”, featuring special guests from some of your favorite Evansville locations. This session will take place on June 17 at 3:00 PM CST.


Click on the links to view previous videos:

WATCH: "Coronavirus and Family Mental Health" (January 28, 2021)

  • Panelists:
    • Amy Steele, LCSW, LAC, RPT-S Social Worker with Youth First
    • Cedalia Ellis, Licensed Social Worker with Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare

WATCH: “It Takes A Village” (February 25, 2021)

  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Joy Howard, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education for University of Southern Indiana
    • Travis Howard, Principal for Dexter Elementary School EVSC
    • Danyelle Granger, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for Old National Bank

WATCH: "Why Play? Children's Museum Leaders Weigh In" (April 15, 2021)

  • Panelists: 
    • Michael McHorney, Executive Director for The Children's Museum of Eau Claire
    • Tifferney White, Chief Equity and Innovation Officer for Discovery Place Science
    • Traci J. Buckner, Executive Director for  Akron Children's Museum
    • Michael Yankovich, President and CEO for Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
    • Jennifer Farrington, President and CEO for Chicago Children's Museum

WATCH: "The State of Early Childhood Education" (May 20, 2021)

  • Panelists: 
    • Aleisha Sheridan, CEO/President for 4C of Southern Indiana, Inc.

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