My work follows the Basic Principles of Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach:
Strong emotions are normal, and healthy. Children learn emotional regulation when their parents and caregivers stay calm in the face of their tantrums and meltdowns, and welcome all feelings. We put bounds on behaviors, never on emotions.
Respect is the foundation of happy, healthy relationships between adults and children.
Children thrive when encouraged to be their authentic selves.
Trust in a child's innate competence empowers them to be an initiator and explorer, one who is confident in their actions and decisions.
Sensitive observation is the key to being present, slowing down, and truly knowing how to meet a child's needs.
In the early years, caregiving time is quality time. These precious moments allow for intimate connection, cooperation, and mutual enjoyment.
To maximize learning and growth, children need a safe, appropriately challenging, predictable environment.
Refueled by quality caregiving moments, children flourish when given time for uninterrupted play, and the freedom to explore, move, and interact with other infants and toddlers.
Consistent rules and routines set the stage for a successful life, for both children and adults.
informed by Dear Parent by Magda Gerber, and RIE.org’s Basic Principles.