A Curriculum of Care and Respect for Infants
Learn how to develop a curriculum of care and respect in your setting as well as how you can implement primary care-giving
What does respect mean to you as a teacher or as a human being?
"We not only respect babies, we demonstrate our respect every time we interact with them. Respecting a child means treating even the youngest infant as a unique human being, not as an object" Magda Gerber
In this workshop we will be exploring the works of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber as a way of understanding respectful care for infants.
We will be reflecting inwards on the qualities needed by teachers of our youngest children.
This workshop will give you an understanding of primary care-giving and Emmi Pikler's guiding principles and how you can implement this in your setting.
As well as how the Pikler Approach aligns with Te Ao Maori.
"Educators demonstrate love by showing and teaching respect" Magda Gerber
Tanya Valentin is a heart-led early childhood education writer and professional development facilitator and trainer. She has worked in New Zealand as an early childhood education professional for 20 years.
Tanya lives with her family in beautiful Northland, New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for respectful teaching practices for infants, toddlers and young children as well as learning through free play. Her mission is to make a difference by advocating for children as well as championing teacher well-being. Tanya is dedicated to providing professional development that will inspire a legacy of intentional, heart-led early childhood professionals.
You can read Tanya’s blog at https://www.tanyavalentin.com.