It is my hope to connect educators with useful information, and create opportunities to reflect on their work. The work you do is so important!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead
As educators, our role is to set the stage for play through building strong relationships, and intentionally setting up a safe & engaging play environment. Wise choices in play materials allow children to flourish & explore at their pace.
Daily routines should be carefully planned, respectful, and involve the child. These moments help build relationships , encourage participation & invite cooperation.
Observation is the key. An active presence of an engaged educator, offers informed insights for curriculum decisions. Learning is done in relationship with the child. Together, you learn from one another.
Here are a few of the workshops I have available. Other workshops such as "words matter: how to talk respectfully with young children", "Supporting Transitions" and site specific topics can be presented upon request.
During this workshop educators will explore topics such as: choosing play materials, setting up a play space & reflect together on how the choices we make as educators impacts the children's exploration & learning.
This session will explore the importance of observation for educators and what it means to be actively present with children. We will also explore the use of documentation & learning stories to engage families with our reflective practice in our work.
During this workshop, participants will discuss how their view of infants and toddlers impacts their ability to support their play experience within the classroom. Topics will include exploring your image of the child, choosing materials, the importance of self directed play & exploration, and your role as educator.
During this session, participants will learn about Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®) and Magda Gerber's teachings on respectful caregiving practices. The guiding principles will be shared and participants will engage in discussions for how this practice can apply to their work with children.
As a program director for the past 14yrs I know the importance of professional development that is personalized for your team. If you are wanting a site specific workshop presented to your team, I am happy to help! Together we can create content that best suits your team's needs and makes the most of this valued time together.
This session explores the connections between Brene Brown's Wholehearted living guideposts and what children can teach us about self care. Learning alongside the children we care for, participants reflect on the importance of caring for themselves as educators so they can offer their best in their daily work experiences.
At this time due to COVID restrictions, all workshops will be presented virtually.
A 60-hour professional development course that is designed to enhance the skills and competencies of parents, and professionals who work in the field of infant care, teach in a college environment, work with parents, or train students in infant care and development. Each student is mentored according to his or her goals. Upon successful completion of all training requirements, participants will receive a letter of completion or letter of attendance. The tuition for the course includes a one-year basic RIE membership. A complete course overview can be found at the RIE website: www.rie.org
SPRING 2024 Online SATURDAYs
April 13- May 25 zoom sessions
SATURDAY 9am-4pm MST ONLINE
**NO class on May 18th**
*Some independent study will be included*
$1800 CAD includes course & all textbooks
To register, fill out the contact me form & full info will be sent to you.
Payment can be made by E-Transfer or PayPal (with a service fee added) and can be broken into payment plans if needed.
REGISTER BY April 1!
The Educaring® Approach encourages adult caregivers to see young children as competent and capable humans from birth. The Approach seeks to help parents and professionals build stable, secure, healthy relationships with infants and toddlers, encouraging the children’s natural abilities from the very start.
This is a 3-hour online course that offers a basic overview of Magda Gerber's Educaring Approach. A complete course overview can be found at the RIE website: www.rie.org
Next class: TBD
*Currently due to COVID, all classes are being held virtually until further notice.