President and Co-Founder
Organization: Families and Work Institute
Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), helped establish the field of work and family life during the time she was at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for 25 years. Her more than 100 books and reports include the best-selling Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children, and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. She has published over 300 articles in journals, books and magazines.
At FWI, Mind in the Making (MITM) is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with them. Projects include: Learning Modules for Teachers (in English/Spanish) that have been implemented in 10 states; Seven Essential Skills Learning Modules (in English/Spanish) that are being implemented in six communities through community schools with funding with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Educational Leadership and in an additional eight communities /systems; a DVD collection of 42 videos showing important experiments in child development research; Prescriptions for Learning—downloadable tip sheets for health care professionals and others; and a partnership with First Book with a library of children’s books and accompanying tips to promote life skills.