Dr. Fay Van Der Kar Levinson, Phd, Psychologist and Author of ‘Choosing The Right School for Your Child’ and ‘Secrets to School Success’ imparts her pearls of wisdom.
OMG what a great inaugural event! Educating Your Child – The Facts, Options and What You Need To Know – was held at the Olympic Collection on September 12, 2013, and was a great success! We had a great panel that was full of so much great information and words of wisdom. Thanks again to our panel which included Dr. Fay Van Der Kar-Levinson, Phd (Psychologist and Author of ‘Choosing The Right School for Your Child’ and ‘Secrets To School Success’), JD Rothman (Emmy Award Winner and Author of ‘The Neurotic Parents Guide to College Admissions’), Sandy Eiges (LA School Scout), Sarah Klinger (Assistant Director – Sinai Akiba Pre-school) and Marta Jevenois (Principal – LAUSD Trinity Elementary). We learned so much during the evening and covered all the bases from pre-school to high school and preparing for college. We covered an array of topics including the signs that indicate that a child is ready for pre-school and the critical questions to ask when you’re touring schools at ALL levels to whether early second-language schools are harmful or helpful and the important practical and psychological considerations for parents when choosing a school for their child(ren). Marta Jevenois distributed diagrams and demystified the LAUSD system and encouraged parents to take a look at their local schools, including the Magnet and Charter options in order to make a fully informed decision.
Sandy Eiges – LA School Scout (TM) – She knows her stuff about LA Schools,
call her if you need help! www.LAschoolscout.com
Marta Jevenois – Principal (LAUSD School) Marta advocated for parents to take a look at your local LAUSD schools including Charter and Magnet Schools to make an educated decision.
Sarah Klinger – Pre-school Director at Sinai Akiba shared a wealth of information
about pre-school aged children and schools!
Thanks again to our sponsors; The Gas Company, Lorie Furie and Learning Care Group, and to our Contributors (that contributed to a very exciting raffle) – Community Playthings, NYX Cosmetics, Giggles n Hugs and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
We were also contacted by Education Week who heard about Outstanding Mothers’ Gathering and wanted to hear more about the organization and event. Erica Moore-Burton spoke with them.
We will definitely be hosting another Education Event in 2014 for those of you who missed it!
Erica Moore-Burton moderating EYCLA with JD Rothman, Sandy Eiges,
Sarah Klinger, Marta Jevenois and Dr. Fay Levinson.