Steve Gross was recently named the 2010 “Friend of Children” by the Southern Early Childhood Association. This award is given annually to one individual whose work has had a great positive impact on children and families. Previous award recipients include former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dolly Parton, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, and former North Carolina Governor James Hunt. Steve will be honored with this award at SECA’s annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas in January 2010.
In anticipation of the keynote address that Steve will be giving at this conference, SECA recently interviewed Steve about Project Joy’s playful approach to nurturing children’s social and emotional development. Check out the interview here!