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Location: Bennington

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 1

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Akshata Nayak
(802) 442-6934

Little Patakaha Training Around Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Sunrise Family Resource Center
Instructor: Akshata Nayak

In 2020, Akshata wanted to design a book so her daughter could learn her native south Indian language, Konkani. This single idea blossomed into Little Patakha, a woman-owned business that helps young minds discover a world of different cultures, stories and ideas. As a holder of two Master of Science degrees, in Biochemistry and Applied Clinical Nutrition, a woman and BIPOC business owner, and a mom, Akshata offers a unique perspective on the importance of accurate and altruistic representation in media through the eyes of a business patron as well as a business owner. With a scientific, data-based, and personal approach, Akshata will discuss cultural competency, empathy and representation in media, the psychological effect of media on children, and will answer the question “Why is it important to have representation in media?”.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
March 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
March 30, 2023
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Additional Information

Akshata will present a one hour training on cultural diversity, media representation, and the importance of helping young minds discover a world of different cultures, stories, and ideas. Followed by a 15 to 20 minute story time with the children in each program the next day. Virtual/free training, providers will RSVP. Open to Bennington County.