The Beginning Rhythms and Keys to Caregiving Programs cover the foundation of early childhood development for typically developing infants and young children birth to three. Supporting Early Feeding and Sleep Routines is intended for those who care for healthy term infants and their families while Supporting Premature and Medically Complex Infants and Their Families addresses the unique needs of premature and medically complex infants and their families. Using a strength-based approach, we emphasize the importance of the parent-child relationships, supporting early childhood regulation, and early brain and social-emotional development.
- The Barnard Model’s guide to understanding how each the parent and child contribute to the parent-child relationship
- The concept of self-regulation and how it frames how we accommodate to life circumstances.
- The impact of self-regulation, especially during pregnancy and during the early months of life.
- The importance of consistent and predictable daily routines on the parent-child relationship and subsequently on a child’s development.
- The importance of recognizing and understanding infant behavioral communication, sleep/wake states, supporting infant and child state transitions, and strategies to manage infant fussiness and crying.
- Strategies supporting the parent-child relationship through a behavioral observation assessment.
- Utilizing the Sleep Activity Record (SAR) to build parent’s capacity to meet the needs of their child and parenting confidence
Case studies and discussion highlight strategies that support the critical foundations of successful early infant feeding, development of infant sleep/wake cycles and regulation, and management of infant fussiness.
The programs are intended for nurses, early interventionist, early childhood educators, childcare providers, doulas, social workers, dietitians, primary care providers, lactation consultants and others who care for newborns and young children in the home, hospital, clinic or childcare setting.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM
- “I immediately used the information I gained in two different baby evaluations.”
- “I was able to use the information with parents struggling to understand their baby’s cues. “
- “I can see how I can use the Sleep Activity Record not just for sleep but for a lot of other issues parent have.”
- “The course gave me great ideas to help moms understand their baby’s communication.”
- “This course has been helpful more than once this week in identifying sleeps issues with 2 of my clients.”
- “I appreciated the information about observing a feeding. I now have a systematic strategy to use. “
SECTION I SUPPORTING EARLY FEEDING AND SLEEP ROUTINES
Next Class: October 3-4 ,2019
Denver Preschool Program
SECTION II SUPPORTING PREMATURE AND MEDICALLY COMPLEX INFANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Next date: To be determined
Please contact us to sign up for the waiting list
THE BREASTFEEDING DYAD – KEYS TO CAREGIVING RIGHT FROM THE START
This one day program based on the Beginning Rhythms and Keys to Caregiving content however it is specific to hospital mom-baby unit nursing staff, lactation educators, and WIC Counselors. The focus is on healthy breastfeeding dyads although the information benefits all parents and their relationship with their baby. Helping parents understand the wonders of their baby’s behaviors, the importance of the sleep/wake cycle, daily routines and especially calming strategies provides them with the tools they need right from the start.
We would be very happy to offer either of these programs for your community and provide you with one complementary registrations. Bringing together providers from public health nursing, early intervention service coordinators, physical therapists, occupational therapist, and speech-language therapists, WIC, social services agencies and childcare providers offers a unique opportunity for them to learn together and explore opportunities for supporting families. In addition, when working together, communities find they have no difficulty registering the minimum number of participants (18) and often reach the maximum number of participants (25).
Registrations may be through Special Kids, Special Care at the regular individual registration fee. We also accept proposals to offer the program in your community at a negotiated rate, including per diem and travel if needed. We ask that the host agency provide the space through their agency and coffee breaks if the program is out of town.
If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]