**UPDATE** Classes are virtual until further notice
**Please pay what you are able. Donations will be shared with the local small women-owned businesses where the workshops would have been held. Suggested exchange is: $55-85 per family.
Learn practical information and skills to bond with your newborn through responsive caregiving and play.
The first months of your baby’s life can be as bewildering as they are magical. This class will help you understand the world of the newborn, easing its challenges while fostering a deeper appreciation for this unique and wonderful time of life.
Topics will include:
Understanding your newborn’s cues
Soothing techniques and co-regulation
Creating sustainable routines
Supporting early sleep
Getting to know your baby’s temperament
Playing with and caring for your baby to support attachment and development
Melina is an infant and toddler development specialist with over a decade of experience working with families and children. Her passion is supporting young children and their families to find joy and comfort in themselves, each other and their community. She is enjoying experiencing things firsthand as the mother to an active and curious toddler.
Melina holds a dual Masters in Infant, Toddler and Family Development and Early Childhood General & Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is certified to teach children yoga through Asana Alphabet, and trained in infant massage through Loving Touch International. Melina has presented workshops at Bank Street’s Infancy Institute and at the NYSAIS Diversity and Equity in Curriculum Conference. She is an adjunct faculty member at Bank Street where she teaches graduate students about infants and toddlers.