Playful Parenting Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Marbles Rings


WakeMed Children’s and Marbles Kids Museum have come together to bring families across the area a community speaker series sure to inspire a playful parenting approach to childhood challenges and everyday moments that matter. The series will feature a variety of speakers and interactive programs, some for parents-only, and others that foster positive interaction between parent and child. The goal of the series is to spark the imagination of parents as they face everyday challenges of parenting and childhood.

Parenting doesn't have to be complicated; it's about seizing everyday moments and turning them into moments of connection and learning. By breaking down the barriers between parent and child, we begin to foster relationships based on common bonds, infused with energy and creativity.

Join us throughout 2020 for these seminars:

Series Kickoff
Thursday, February 20
Featuring Dana Winters, PhD

Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media

Locations: Marbles Kids Museum

Join Dana Winters an expert in early childhood development, for two special sessions that will help inspire a playful approach to childhood. 

Evening Session - 6:30-8pm
Making the Most of Everyday Moments

Thursday, April 23 - EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED Keep an eye out for updated information in our E-Newsletter

$10 advance registration required

Parenting is about seizing everyday moments and turning them into opportunities for connection. Dana Winters shares what you can do to help your kids thrive.


     About Dana Winters

As the Director of Simple Interactions and Faculty Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Dana Winters supports professionals across many diverse settings, including child care, early education, school systems, community programs, residential care, and children’s hospitals. 

Dr. Winters directs the Fred Rogers Center’s research lab, Incubator 143, which partners with educators, trainers, advocates, and researchers to focus on identifying and amplifying the simple active ingredient that universally helps serve children—the power of human connection. 

Dr. Winters holds a PhD in administrative and policy studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in sociology from Saint Vincent College.

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