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I have been part of book clubs over the years and have found them to be such a wonderful way to not only gain more knowledge about a book or subject, but to also meet and really get to know others who share my interests.
By Sheri Lacy, Products & Member Services Manager
I have been with ZERO TO THREE for more than 15 years, and have had a few different roles here, but working with all of you as members has definitely been the highlight. As I’ve seen this community grow over the past 2 years, I have been in awe of all that you do on behalf of young children and their families. Your dedication to this important work is truly inspiring.
And, as I’ve seen you engage with one another around your work and your struggles on Connect, I began to wonder how we could help you grow those conversations and create even more sharing with one another. So, because we have this wonderful communication tool, and we want to encourage even more discussion, we thought: What better way than starting a book club?
I have been part of book clubs over the years and have found them to be such a wonderful way to not only gain more knowledge about a book or subject, but to also meet and really get to know others who share my interests. One of my favorite things about them is getting to hear what different people think about the same book. It is a much richer learning experience when you can hear other people’s perspectives. Sometimes it can even reveal things you may have missed and offer important and expanded insights.
For our first “club meeting”, we chose The Emotional Life of the Toddler by ZERO TO THREE Board Member Alicia Lieberman. This selection was a natural choice as the subject is certainly one nearly everyone in the early childhood field can relate to. The wisdom Alicia presents in her book is insightful, practical, and certain to spark great discussion. Because our members have so many varied backgrounds and specialties it will be interesting to hear what resonates with each of you and how others with different roles can apply those insights in their work. I’m excited to see the discussion take shape and hear how the book is helping you in your work!
We are really thrilled that Alicia will be joining us in person to round up month one with a live webinar on June 28 to share more about her book and to take your questions. As I am sure you may already know, Alicia is fascinating and an amazing author, clinician, and presenter. So this time to interact with her, and one another, will surely be a not-to-miss opportunity.
Moving into July and August we will be keep the conversation going discussing Becoming Brilliant with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Reflective Supervision and Leadership with Mary Claire Heffron and Trudi Murch. Both are very popular, interesting, and filled with great insight around our work with young children.
As our book club progresses, I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas for building on and improving it. Please ask questions, offer suggestions, and post away! Our member services team will post questions from time to time, but we really hope you will ask your own as well. We look forward to engaging with all of you around these wonderful books! Interested? You can find all of the details here.