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Class Overview
Children move, explore, wonder, play and learn with their whole being, their minds, bodies and hearts. Adults can support this learning with a careful and caring approach that understands and respects the importance of children’s movement, thinking and feeling. This introductory workshop will explore the philosophy of Dr. Emmi Pikler, which advocates a peaceful and respectful approach to caring for babies and toddlers. Research from the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary suggests that young children thrive when they are seen as participants in their own care and initiators of their own explorations and play. We will explore how careful and attentive physical care facilitates a child’s sense of competence. Participants will deepen their knowledge about infant-toddler care and education in order to provide peaceful and respectful care to babies and toddlers. This 3-day workshop will use a variety of experiential activities, as well as discussion and lecture. It is open to everyone who is interested in increasing their knowledge of how to care for infants and toddlers at home or in center care.


Dates and Location:
Feb 23-25, 2019
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9:00 am–5:00 pm all three days
Saturday and Sunday are at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery
9504 Brunett Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Monday will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

$400 (Early bird rate $350 until December 31)
Groups–two or more registrations bought together get a 10% discount (even off the early bird!)

Elsa Chahin, president of Pikler/Lóczy USA and Liz Hagerman, MA, BC-DMT LGPC
Elsa Chahin, president of Pikler/Lóczy USA and Liz Hagerman, MA, BC-DMT LGPC

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