5th International Infant and Toddler Conference A World of Possibilities: It All Starts Here, April 6 – 8, 2017

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 (Pre-Conference April 5, 2017)
Downtown Doubletree Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma
For more information or to register for the conference visit: http://www.ccrctulsa.org/index.php/iitc

Peter Mangione, Advisory Board member of Pikler USA, will be Keynote speaker at International Infant & Toddler Conference

MangioneThe IITC planning committee is pleased to announce that the next featured Keynote presenter for the 2017 conference is Peter Mangione, Ph.D. Peter L. Mangione, Ph.D., co-directs WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies. Mangione is one of the lead developers of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), a national model for training early childhood practitioners. He has led the creation of early learning and development standards and curriculum, infant/toddler and preschool program guidelines, resources for supporting young dual language learners, and early childhood educator competencies. He is one of the principal collaborators in the development the California Department of Education’s Desired Results Developmental Profile. Mangione has served on advisory groups for the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Zero To Three, and participated in meetings conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from the University of Rochester and completed postdoctoral study at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany.

Elsa Chahin, President, Pikler/Loczy USA, Keynote Speaker at the 2017 International Infant and Toddler Conference

ElsaAn in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and infant-toddler consultant, Elsa Chahin has more than 20 years experience working with infants, children and youth populations around the globe. Ms. Chahin has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 60 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect. She has also been featured as an online parenting expert for early childhood development and special needs topics.
As one of only two certified and accredited Pikler Trainers in North America, Ms. Chahin is currently President of the internationally renown non-profit corporation, The Pikler/Loczy Fund USA, through which she carries on the mission of Dr. Emmi Pikler, that of raising healthy, happy children. With extensive training in the field, Ms. Chahin, raised in both Mexico and the United States, is also bilingual, as well as conversational in French. A skilled translator who has worked with multicultural students, including at-risk, orphaned, abandoned and learning disabled children, Ms. Chahin is a gifted facilitator that brings her expertise in her consulting and advisory positions to new mothers/parents.
A staunch advocate of early childhood education and development, Ms. Chahin, also a RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, is that rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity.

BASIC Level Pikler® Courses in English for 2017 at Lóczy Lajos, Budapest, Hungary

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These two basic courses are designed for those who would like to acquire knowledge, and be informed on-site at the Pikler® Institute, where Dr. Emmi Pikler worked. Participants will deepen their understanding about early childhood education through studying our most important pedagogical principles, learning about everyday experiences with children, and also through hearing about the results of research carried out by the Pikler® Institute. The topics will be elaborated by presenting core materials of the Institute. The results of research and practical experience, the opportunity to watch and analyze photos and video footage, accounts of personal practice and discussion of the questions raised by participants will all be included. The course will be held by the “Pikler® team”, including former colleagues of Dr. Emmi Pikler and other experienced professionals of the Institute.

February 27 – March 3, 2017 (5 days)
The Autonomous Play Activity (ages 0 to 3)

  • The beginning of infant’s play activity
  • Development of thinking and playing
  • The infant’s attention during play
  • Autonomous activity in the parent-child group
  • Organizing the conditions of free play and movement in the day-care center
  • How the caregiver supports children’s play

May 22-26, 2017 (5 days)
Respectful Care and the Relationship with the Adult

  • What children learn during diaper change
  • Individualized care situation in the day-care: the quality of care
  • Free movement on the changing table – a key for cooperation
  • The journey of the child: from breastfeeding to autonomous mealtime
  • Specific and difficult situations during feeding time

 

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laura2Laura’s vision and dedication brought Pikler to the United States, providing training for professionals and parents of young children. In addition, she was the president of Day Schools (3 NAEYC accredited programs located in Tulsa) overseeing total operations and financial management for 36 years. As the working group leader of ‘Rights for Children Living in Children’s Homes’ of World Forum Foundation, she focused on improving the lives of children in children’s homes throughout the world, whether they were living in an institution or foster parent environment. We love you Laura!

 

The IITC planning committee is pleased to announce that the next featured Keynote presenter for the 2017 conference is…Peter Mangione, Ph.D.
Peter L. Mangione, Ph.D., co-directs WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies. Mangione is one of the lead developers of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), a national model for training early childhood practitioners. He has led the creation of early learning and development standards and curriculum, infant/toddler and preschool program guidelines, resources for supporting young dual language learners, and early childhood educator competencies. He is one of the principal collaborators in the development the California Department of Education’s Desired Results Developmental Profile. Mangione has served on advisory groups for the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Zero To Three, and participated in meetings conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from the University of Rochester and completed postdoctoral study at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany.

Elsa Chahin, Keynote Speaker at the International Infant & Toddler Conference Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 19

ElsaAn in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and infant-toddler consultant, Elsa Chahin has more than 20 years experience working with infants, children and youth populations around the globe. Ms. Chahin has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 60 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect. She has also been featured as an online parenting expert for early childhood development and special needs topics.

As one of only two certified and accredited Pikler Trainers in North America, Ms. Chahin is currently President of the internationally renown non-profit corporation, The Pikler/Loczy Fund USA, through which she carries on the mission of Dr. Emmi Pikler, that of raising healthy, happy children. With extensive training in the field, Ms. Chahin, raised in both Mexico and the United States, is also bilingual, as well as conversational in French. A skilled translator who has worked with multicultural students, including at-risk, orphaned, abandoned and learning disabled children, Ms. Chahin is a gifted facilitator that brings her expertise in her consulting and advisory positions to new mothers/parents.

A staunch advocate of early childhood education and development, Ms. Chahin, also a RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, is that rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity.