Dr. Dana Winters Keynote Speaker at Denver Conference
LATROBE, PA – Dr. Dana Winters, director of Simple Interactions and academic programs at Saint Vincent College’s Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, delivered the keynote speech at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Winters discussed how building stable, committed relationships early on is vital to the healthy development of children. The power of human connection can occur between a child and any number of trusted adults, ranging from parents and caregivers to educators and other adults in their lives.
The Simple Interactions approach integrates Fred Rogers’ emphasis on building relationships and finding what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in simple, everyday moments on a day-to-day basis.
Winters was introduced by Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera.
The Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference was a two-day event that attracted more than 2,000 early childhood professionals, parents, caregivers, policymakers and business leaders.