If you care for children during their first few years of life, I'm talking about you. Whether you're a provider, a parent, a grandparent or a health care provider, you're building their abililty to care for others, with every caring interaction you have with them. It's not easy to make those interactions special. In order to do that you have to be cared for, too.
Stressed out caregivers don't produce relaxed environments filled with happy and relaxed children.
Do you work and live with people who care for and support you? If you don't, it might be time to make a change.
According to current research from Harvard University, the infant brain forms more than 1 million neural conections every second! And those connections form the foundation for all learning over the child's lifespan. So their experiences, both positive and negative, really do matter more than we previously believed.
That means you and your feelings matter. A lot. Click here for a short video from Harvard Center On The Developing Child that illustrates this in a few short minutes.
Now for my big reveal. Because you're a valued member of this community created to build more empathy in the world from the bottom up, you have access to a sneak peek of the interactive workshop I created as an overview of techniques we use to teach empathy to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It's not for sale yet, but as soon as I get the go-ahead on my non-profit status, it will be.
Why should you check it out?
It's free for now
It includes many interactive/hands-on techniques that you can use with children today
It's 5.5 hours of learning with plenty of musical brain breaks and reflection
It will be available soon for 5.5 CEUs in WI when you complete an assessment to show that you attended the sessions (the assessment and certification will include a fee for administration and upload of the credits)
After you complete the assessment, you'll get a certificate for 5.5 hours of continuing education with my credentials attached and if you belong to the WI registry, I will upload your credits to the system.
You might have to create a password but if your'e a member of this site, you have access to the membership section called All Together Now! Playing Nice in Early Childhood, The Significance of Empathy, Inclusivity, and Boundaries, As Substantiated By Research.
If you're not a member, you can join us now and get your copy for free before the first date of sale!
Nanci J Bradley is an early childhood and family educator, author, teacher, family aerobics instructor, and an all-around fun-loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, healthy eating, lifelong learning, and most of all, PLAY! She studied early childhood education at Triton College and received her BS in education in 1986 from NIU. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2010. She has presented at state and national early childhood conferences. She lives and teaches in Madison WI.