TITLE: Ellen Birnbaum and Nancy Schulman: 2008 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Nancy Schulman, Ellen Birnbaum
EVENT DATE: 2008/09/27
RUNNING TIME: 28 minutes
Educators Ellen Birmbaum and Nancy Schulman appear at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Nancy Schulman is co-author (with Ellen Birnbaum) of "Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying the Preschool Years" (Random House/Knopf, 2007; trade paper, 2008). She has been the director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School since 1990 and has been involved in independent schools in New York City for more than 30 years. She is an educator of parents, teachers and children and is highly regarded by her colleagues in the New York City early-childhood community. She loves to work in an environment where "it is not possible to stop learning," and she believes "there is no more important time in the life of a family than the first five years." She lives in New York City.
Speaker Biography: Ellen Birnbaum, associate director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School since 1997, is co-author (with Nancy Schulman) of "Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying the Preschool Years" (Random House/Knopf, 2007; trade paper, 2008). She believes that "working in early-childhood education is an opportunity to touch children and parents at the most important and perhaps the most joyous time of their lives." She is proud of and energized by the hard work it takes to make fun and learning happen every day and enjoys being part of a community of educators, instructors and artists all working together to bring children and their parents opportunities to try new things, learn and grow. She lives in New York City.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2008