Silver Spring MD
Parent Infant I– Babies 6 weeks to creeping and parent- Thursdays 11:30-12:45-
Fall session: Oct 5 – Dec 7 (no classes 10/26, 11/23)
Parent Infant II-Crawling to new walkers and a parent–Fridays 11:30-1:00-
Fall session: Oct 6 – Dec 15 (no classes 10/27, 11/10, 11/24)
Parent Toddler– Thursday or Friday 9-11-
Fall session: Sept 22/28 – Dec 14/15 (no classes 10/26 or 27, 11/10, 11/23 or 24)
visit acornhill.org or call 301-565-2282
Moon Garden Parent and Infant class: Wednesday – 11:00 – 12:15 Spring Session I AND/OR 11:00 – 12:15PM Spring Session II
About the classes
My Parent Infant and Parent Toddler classes are based on insights about the young child from Emmi Pikler, Magda Gerber, Rudolf Steiner, and Infant Observation community. I also highly value the individual parent’s ‘parenting intuition’ and work to strengthen that so a parent can make informed parenting choices based on good current research, along with the observation of THIS child in front of her.
Each class begins with a quiet settling in and observation time. A time to just be, to let our babies and toddlers be, and to observe the unfolding of their natural development. The environment is calming and nourishing to the senses with developmentally appropriate, natural materials. In this way we can learn about who this child is, and begin to unpack and sort our expectations/projections from the child’s self. We have a circle time to learn simple songs , baby games and lullabies, and in the toddler classes, there is a snack and outdoor time.
About the teacher (me)
I am a board certified dance/movement therapist, a Waldorf Birth to Three specialist, a RIE® intern, a Pikler® Pedagogue candidate, and a licensed professional counselor (LGPC). The focus of my work is in supporting free, self initiated movement within a secure, warm, consistent relationship. I am a recent graduate of the Infant Observation Seminar at the Washington School of Psychiatry.