On Monday, February 5th, Collier Child Care Resources welcomed Dr. Julia Harper to Naples for her symposium – “How the Parenting & Classroom Environment Affects Child Development”. The top-rated speaker presented to a packed house, with nearly 80 people in attendance.
Dr. Julia Harper delivered a presentation focused upon the often ignored relationship between the home/classroom environment and the brain. Dr. Harper highlighted these connections and offered insight into how educators and parents can effectively change the most important aspect of the child’s development, the environment in which the brain functions.
Dr. Julia Harper is a PhD, MS, OT/L and also has practiced as a pediatric occupational therapist since receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1993. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a Doctor of Psychology degree. Dr. Harper is nationally recognized for her work and personally mentors therapists, treats children, provides consultations, and conducts seminars throughout the United States and internationally.
The next symposium will be Saturday, May 5th with Dr. Pam Phelps, who’s topic is “Beyond Cribs & Rattles: Playfully scaffolding the development of infants and toddlers”. Please check back for registration details.