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The Infant-Toddler Workshop: Holding Hands and Touching Hearts

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Registration size 1-4 people: $34 per person

Registration size 5+ people: $29 per person

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Six Topics 

* “Let’s Move.” Increasing Brain Smarts in Infants and Toddlers
Newborns and toddlers undergo the greatest rate of physical development during the first years of life.  Being physically active is important for healthy growth and development * Learn fun things to do with infants and toddlers that will serve as a foundation for life * Great Brain Games 

* Say, “Bye,” to Biting, Hitting, and Tantrums! Say, “Hello” to Hugging & Caring
Learn the reasons tots bite and hit * Discover how to turn conflict between tots into teaching moments * How to handle a child that bites or hits over and over again * What to do and what to never do when a toddler bites * Developmentally appropriate ways to manage and stop biting and hitting 

* “Let’s talk.” How to Enhance Language Skills In Young Children
See yourself as a brain builder for language * How to turn everyday moments into brain-building moments for learning language skills * The importance of Teacher-ese* Learn what the research shows on special ways of talking to children to increase their language skills * Sign language and infants 

* Say “No” to Struggles: Diaper Changing Made Easy
How to take the regular occurrence of changing diapers and turn it into an opportunity for bonding and increased communication * How to make changing diapers more fun for both you and the child * Use “back and forth,” “serve and return,” communication 

* Great Starts: How to Teach Positive Pro-Social Behaviors

Did you know that research shows that even very young infants prefer faces and sounds and emotions that are positive? Learn ways to help foster empathy, kindness, caring, and sharing in tots. Learn the power of the 4 E’s * Use “Mind-Mindfulness” to teach tots about emotions * Teach even young children problem solving   

* Potty Training Made Easier! 
Learn the ins and outs of potty training * When to start * How to do it successfully * How to get parents on board * How to handle pushy parents who want their child potty trained before the child is ready

5-Hour Certificate

After viewing, pass a brief follow-up quiz for a 5-hour certificate. (Retake fee $5)

CDA CANDIDATES: This training can be applied toward the CDA formal early childhood training requirement of 120 hours.





Category: Discipline/Guidance & Development Environment & Curriculum Child Growth and Development


Dr. Maryln Appelbaum

Dr. Maryln Appelbaum

You’re in for a treat!  Maryln Appelbaum is totally amazing. Her laughter is contagious, and so is her love of teaching children. She captivates, motivates, inspires, entertains, and wows audience members with her stories, strategies, songs, and her VERY special laugh!

Here are just a few of the things that audience members say about Maryln.

  • "Real life scenarios, it was as if Maryln knew the kids in my school and had been in our classrooms."
  • “Her laugh is a TEN, and so is this seminar."
  • "Absolutely outstanding!!! Maryln is knowledgeable and sympathetic to the struggles of teachers."
  • "After 21 years of teaching, Maryln GAVE ME NEW IDEAS to take back to my classroom." 
  • “Very few things get better with age. Maryln is among those few. You must attend a training with her.”
  • “Simply the best. Need I say more.”
  • “Feeling excited for Monday to incorporate everything being taught.”
  • “So much fun being here and learning so many great methods that can make me a better teacher”
  • “I love her laugh.  Every time I hear her laugh, I smile.”
  • “Maryln, is spectacular.  Never thought I would see you do downward dog in front of an audience.”
  • “Love your training. You inspire me to be the best I can be.”

Maryln is sometimes called “The Child Care Guru” because she has answers to the tough questions when working with children. She combines her education of both undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and psychology, and her early childhood experience as a teacher, director, and owner of 3 early childhood centers.  She has written more than 30 books for early childhood, appeared on TV and Radio Talk Shows. Tens of thousands of early childhood teachers get her daily “Message from Maryln” emails that give them strategies, inspiration, and hope.  She has spoken to hundreds of thousands of audience members.  They go back to work motivated and excited to implement what they have learned.  You and your staff will too! Get ready for an awesome day filled with joy, laughter and learning.

Marty Appelbaum

Marty Appelbaum

Whoohoo!  Marty, America’s #1 early childhood motivational speaker, is going to present this awesome seminar. Audiences across the country rave his praises. 

Here are just a few of the things they say about Marty:

  • “So motivating! So moving! So informative! So good!”
  • “Marty is a fabulous speaker!”
  • “Information was amazing and the laughter was constant!”
  • “Best early childhood seminar I’ve been to ever!”
  • “Love the strategies, the humor, and the real-life examples”
  • “The best seminar my staff has EVER attended.”  
  • “Marty rocks! Love the energy!”
  • “Can’t wait to incorporate these tips in my class!” 

Marty is the real deal! He has a unique teaching and presenting background that few have spanning over 30 years. He has taught in classrooms ranging from infant age through high school seniors. He is a master at captivating and engaging audiences. He combines his own real-life experiences, stories, songs, fun games with strategies to take back to the classroom. There’s never a dull moment. There's no falling asleep at his seminars! Marty has appeared on television and radio. Over 250,000 educators have attended training events led by Marty. Audiences go back to work motivated and excited to implement what they have learned. You and your staff will too! Get ready for an awesome day filled with joy, laughter and learning.