April 10: Fela Barclift on Child Development


On Wednesday 4/10: Fela Barclift will speak on child development and the Black community. Barclift is the founder and director of Little Sun People, Inc. and completed her undergraduate work in Education at Brooklyn College and attained her Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision at Bank Street College.

While serving as director at Little Sun People Fela also assumed the leadership of a second community early childhood institution: Little Sun People, Too!, a fully funded city day care center also located in Bedford-Stuyvesant until city funding programs were merged into large corporate agencies.

Fela is also a passionate Bedford-Stuyvesant community activist and continues to contribute by fostering alliances between small business owners and volunteering to assist community members whenever and however possible.  Fela serves on the Board of Directors for Child Development Support Corporation, and Little Sun People, Inc. and is a member of NAACP and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Fela routinely takes part in trainings, classes, and educational conferences in order to refresh her knowledge of current practice and policy as well as emerging trends in early childhood education.

Announcements: (For class members)

  • SAVE THE DATE: The Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) is having its annual conference at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College from April 18-21. (April 19-20 are the key days.) This is an important gathering for anyone interested in taking the next steps in Africana Studies or going to graduate school and will let you hear from some of the key people in our academic discipline and make some good possible connections for graduate school. I’ll be there presenting on one of the days. Full info here.
  • The English Department has put together a handy reference for career skills. Download it: (MS Word file) ENGLISH CAREERS

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