How to Think Like a Baby

Wednesday, 5/23/2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Science Center, Room 230

The infant mind is focus of educational event at COCC

“How to Think Like a Baby” is the theme of a talk organized by the Family Resource Center of Central Oregon and COCC's Early Childhood Education program from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Bend campus’s Science Center, Room 230. This is a free event, open to the public.

The speaker is developmental psychologist Ross Thompson, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and president of the board of directors for Zero to Three, a Washington, D.C.-based early education nonprofit. Attendees will learn about the infant perspective, better informing an understanding of an infant’s reactions and feelings to the world around them.

“Dr. Thompson’s expertise on the importance of close relationships on children’s social, emotional and conscience development will allow families, educators and early learning advocates to engage more meaningfully with infants in all settings,” said Amy Howell, director of COCC’s Early Childhood Education program. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to work with the Family Resource Center to explore such an important topic.”

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Information: Amy Howell at 541-383-7784 or

How to Think Like a Baby