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Caregiving is the Curriculum: Care as an Educational Pedagogy

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Caregiving routines, when practiced by highly skilled caregivers who are educated in child development and pedagogy, are educational. Not simply custodial duties to rush through each day to get to the “real teaching”. This webinar will focus on the caregiving routines in the Montessori infant and toddler classroom, and how infants and toddlers build skills by experiencing and participating in caregiving routines. We say “caregiving is the curriculum”, and these routines and interactions are the most important interactions infant and toddler caregivers have with children each day.  Participants will understand the importance of the respectful model of caregiving routines practiced in the Montessori infant and toddler classroom.  Participants will also be skilled in these caregiving routines through demonstration and practice.  And develop a new perspective on the developmental impacts of the caregiving routines.  We will cover the diapering and toilet learning process for infants- age 3.  Participants will also learn the process of development from bottle feeding the infant to self feeding at the weaning table.  We will discuss how these caregiving routines aid in the development and satisfaction of sensitive periods and developmental domains. Participants will understand the importance of the first 3 years of life. And how undervalued practices such as caregiving have a profound impact on the development of a child. 

My name is Skye Dodson, I am AMS I/T credentialed (2007), RIE Foundations trained (2009), hold my M.Ed in education (2010), Positive Discipline certified trainer (2013), and DONA International birth doula certified (2020).  I have 16 years of experience working with infants and toddlers and have been training for the infant toddler level in the US, Vietnam, the Philippines, China and Taiwan for the past 7 years.  I also teach a course, Culture and Theory of Learning, for UNC Greensboro for the past 3 years.  I work as a doula and assist mothers in pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum care.  I am mother to 3 Montessori daughters, Huxley (19), Harper (14), and Helen (8).  I am passionate about supporting children, teachers and families. 

General registration, $45, one session,  please enroll here:  General Registration 

CGMS Alumni and Faculty, $35, one session,  please enroll here:  CGMS Registration


July 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET
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