Nov. 10, 2017

Contact: Beth Stefanik, Director of Communications
434.296.5106 (o) | 434.282.4371 (c) |


Interviews Available with New York Times Bestselling Author Erika Christakis on Nov. 14

Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 10, 2017 – A limited number of interviews with New York Times bestselling author Erika Christakis are available on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m. Christakis will present the first installment of this year's St. Anne's-Belfield School Inspiration Speaks series at 6:30 p.m. in Brennan Hall (799 Faulconer Drive).


Erika Christakis is an early childhood educator and author of The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need From Grownups. A former faculty member of the Yale Child Study Center, she has written widely about child development from preschool through the college years. She is an honors graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in anthropology, and holds master's degrees in public health, communication, and early childhood education. She is also a Massachusetts-certified teacher as well as a licensed preschool director.


For two years, Christakis wrote a Ideas column and her work has been featured in a number of other venues, including The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe,, Nightline, Salon, NPR, and the Financial Times.


Christakis' presentation will focus on topics from her book The Importance of Being Little, including what it is like to be a young child in America today and how parents can understand and aid their children.


LOCATION: Brennan Hall, 799 Faulconer Drive

DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 14

TIME: 6:00 p.m. interviews, 6:30 p.m. presentation

Coverage of this event is encouraged. Please contact Beth Stefanik (details above) by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to request an interview or coordinate coverage. 



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 940 students and 150 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Nineteen countries are represented in the student body, with 41 percent of students receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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