Connecting With Toddlers
A curriculum of care and respect for toddlers
"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship" - James Comer.
Toddlerhood is an exciting and challenging stage of any child's life.
There is so much going on for these little human beings who are just starting out on their learning journey of what it means to be human. Often our perception of toddlerhood causes us to dread working with children in this age and stage of their lives.
In this course you will be challenged to see toddlers in a new light, as well as explore how toddlers learn as well as what is needed from us in order to nurture empathetic, respectful, empowering connections with the toddlers in your life.
Some of the areas we will be covered are:
- Self regulation
- Social competency
- Responding to challenging behaviour and big emotions
A must for all teachers who work with toddlers.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for enrolling in this course. I am looking forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with you about how to form stronger connections with toddlers.