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:

  • Relationships
  • Self regulation
  • Social competency
  • Responding to challenging behaviour and big emotions
  • Dispositions
  • Schema.

A must for all teachers who work with toddlers.

Your Instructor

Tanya Valentin
Tanya Valentin

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

Course Curriculum

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  Dispositions and Brain Development
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  Social Competency and Self Reguation
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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.


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