For Immediate Release
18 March 2011

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Author to Speak at Tunxis on Teaching Preschoolers Effective Ways to Engage With Peers


Tunxis Community College is hosting “Helping Preschoolers Develop Empathy, Resiliency, and Social Engagement Through Play,” a talk by author Ann E. Densmore, Ed.D., on April 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Densmore will discuss “Your Successful Preschooler,” (Jossey-Bass, 2011) a book she co-authored on the 10 skills teachers and parents can teach children to become more confident and effectively engage their peers in social interactions. The book will be available for sale, and a book signing will follow the talk.

Densmore is a speech and language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience as a consultant in speech and language for private and public schools. She has taught graduate seminars for professionals and students at Harvard Medical School and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Densmore, who specializes in helping children with autism, holds an Ed.D in education with a specialization in child discourse from Clark University. She is board-certified in speech and language pathology and audiology.

The talk is part of activities at Tunxis celebrating the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child, and is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Bristol Preschool Readiness Council, and Tunxis Community College’s Early Childhood Education Club.

Reservations are required. Please contact Carol Richters by April 8 at or 860.255.3502.

Tunxis offers an associate’s degree in early childhood education, and certificates in early childhood education and early childhood administration. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. Visit the Tunxis web site at