About the Class:
Like all milestones, learning to use the potty is a unique and individual process for each child. Learn about the ins and outs of toilet learning from a developmental perspective. How do we give a child ownership over the process? What do we teach them and how? When do we let go and trust? Bring your questions, stories, and sense of humor. No sticker charts or gummy bears needed.
Topics will include:
-readiness: what is it?
-the importance of language
-giving choices, setting boundaries
-managing our expectations
-managing big feelings (ours and theirs)
About the Instructor:
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 looking forward to teaching graduate students in Bank Street's World of the Infant class this Spring.