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Gesell Institute of Child Development Announces New Executive Director 

New Haven, CT (September 21, 2016) - The Gesell Institute of Child Development is pleased to announce Dr. Peg Oliveira as the new Executive Director. Dr. Oliveira brings more than a decade and a half of early childhood development and child care policy experience to the Institute. 

“Peg is a strong advocate for children and brings unique skills to the Gesell Institute in areas of management, program development, research and policy analysis and strategic planning,” said Carole Weisberg, President of Board of Directors. As Executive Director of the Gesell Institute, Dr. Oliveira will contribute to an organization with a 65-year history of promoting the principles of child development as the basis for all decision making for young children. “It’s an honor to work with the Gesell Institute as the new Executive Director. The early years of a child’s life are important for their lifelong health and development. At Gesell we are committed to partnering with parents, educators and health professionals to ensure all children can grow up to reach their full potential,” Oliveira said. 

Prior to coming to Gesell, Oliveira has consulted for many Connecticut early childhood organizations and agencies such as The Office of Early Childhood, The State Department of Education and The Child Health and Development Institute. Dr. Oliveira studied Psychology and English at Fairfield University and holds a PhD in Psychology from Brandeis University. Dr. Oliveira is active in the New Haven community. She serves on the Board of Directors of Calvin Hill Day Care and founded 108 Monkeys, a nonprofit yoga outreach organization, which provides yoga services to mental health clinics, schools and child care centers in New Haven. 

About Gesell Institute
Gesell Institute of Child Development is an independent non-profit organization that has been associated with how children grow and learn since 1950. The work of Arnold Gesell, PhD, MD (1880-1961) had a profound influence on the field of child development. Based on Dr. Gesell’s pioneering work documenting infant and child growth and development, Gesell Institute’s programs and publications now help parents and educators understand the ages and stages of childhood. Professional development and parent workshops cover a broad range of topics regarding child behavior, healthy growth and development, and positive learning outcomes. For additional information and resources, visit 
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