Examine how the child under three learns to communicate and develop language. This will encompass how the adult can support the development by preparing themselves, and the environment, and examine how language influences the way a child develops emotional regulation, executive function and cognitive skills.
Explore three of the fundamental areas of development in the child under three; movement, self-discipline and independence. By having an in depth understanding of each area, kaiako will be in a greater position to convey this knowledge to families to enrich their parenting experience.
This will be an interactive workshop so be prepared to share and learn with your colleagues.
Facilitator: Sarah Breckenridge
Sarah is an AMI Assistant to Infancy, Director of the Under Three programme at Inner Sydney Montessori School (ISMS), Balmain where she co-ordinates an extensive programme of classes from pregnancy to under threes. She is blessed to do this with a team of other AMI Assistant to Infancy staff. Between them they work with a hundred plus families each week to facilitate the child’s independence in a prepared environment, guiding parents through the developmental stages of infancy and how to best support this phase of their children’s lives. Sarah comes from a background in nursing and paediatrics including working for the NSW Cancer Council running support groups for patients and families. Her introduction to Montessori through her two children who attended Montessori from 18 months to 12 years old.