Guidance for parents and caregivers
that respects the needs of babies
and the adults around them,
allowing secure attachment relationships
and the best possible start in life.
Parent Support and Consulting During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic requires families to stay home to protect themselves and others. This is an unusual challenge for parents and children that I would like to offer support for. You can now book me online for either phone or video consults. I am also decreasing my rate from $100/hour to $75/hour. Consults are charged by the minute, so while you are reserving a whole hour online, you may use as much or as little time as you need. I have access to multiple platforms including Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime.
I have lots of availability at the moment, and I hope you will take advantage of it!
I would love to help you with:
advice & support for staying home with children 24/7
help processing children's big emotions about sickness & changes in routine
guidance on creating the best possible indoor and backyard environment
anything else that is on your mind as a parent during this time
Free Daily Storytime
I am hosting a free daily storytime via Zoom at 4:45pm. Storytime is every weekday Monday>Friday.
This half-hour event is appropriate for young toddlers and up, and is more interactive and less mind-numbing than typical screen time. It is a peaceful routine during a time of change and challenge. I alternate each day between a toddler-friendly book, a slightly longer picture book, and a nonfiction picture book about how food is grown, going to the doctor, etc. The children love the atmosphere of warmth, fun, and peace.
I read each story twice (kids love this!). The first time, I read just the words on the page. The second time, I read the words and also talk about the pictures and share thoughts for the kids. When the story invites it or the children bring it up, I also talk about being inside the house, about changes to routines, and other things that are on children's minds during the pandemic.
My philosophy is inspired by the work of infant specialist Magda Gerber, who created the Educaring® Approach and founded Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®). I became a RIE® Associate in 2017 and have been studying with RIE® since 2010. I have been working with infants and older children as a nanny since 1999. I use my knowledge of the Educaring® Approach and years of experience working with children to serve families in the San Francisco Bay Area through nanny work and parent education.
What is Educaring®?
Excerpts from Dear Parent by Magda Gerber
© 1998 by Magda Gerber
Did you know there are now over 15 RIE® Associates, Interns, and Practicum students offering their services in the greater San Francisco Bay Area?
Together we formed the Bay Area Infant Toddler Network and offer parent infant classes, consulting, and workshops. Check out the many offerings at the Bay Area Infant Toddler website!