Parent workshops and staff trainings are offered at childcare centers, preschools, pediatricians’ offices, and other family-centered organizations.
Trainings for Healthcare Providers
Research clearly indicates that a child’s development and learning are impacted by the amount and quality of her sleep.
Teresa is on a mission to help all adults in a child’s life better understand infant and child sleep, so they can collectively help a child achieve optimal and restorative sleep.
The workshops are 2-hours in length and provide an overview of Infant/Child Sleep (ages birth to 5 years old). Parents, grandparents, and teachers are welcome to attend family sessions; and in-service trainings are offered to staff.
Recent clients have included Bright Horizons in Natick, Artisan Childcare Center, Belmont Cooperative Nursery School, Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association, and the Natick Family Resource Center.
Teresa offers workshops on safety topics including child passenger safety, baby-proofing, and safe-sleep.Why these topics?
- It’s important that a child’s environment at home and at childcare are safe so they can explore, play, and thrive.
- Research shows that more than 75% of car seats are improperly installed.
- Infants can sleep up to 16 hours a day- it’s essential that where they are sleeping is safe.
Workshops can be tailored to meet your needs. Parents, grandparents, and teachers are welcome to attend family sessions; and in-service trainings are offered to staff.
Teresa presented at the annual training for the Vermont Child Passenger Safety Program on “Car Seats and Infant Sleep: the Basics.”
As Pediatricians, Nurses and Primary Care Physicians who see young children, you are frequently asked these questions from parents:
- Is my child sleeping enough?
- How can I help my child fall asleep on her own?
- How do I wean off night feedings?
- What do I do when my child wakes up too early?
- What should I do about my toddler’s nightmares?
- Should I let my child “cry it out”?
- Why won’t my child take a nap?
This training is for you if you want to deepen your knowledge on infant and child sleep, age-appropriate sleep patterns, common sleep challenges, and effective strategies to share with your patients.
What clients are saying...
“Teresa is incredibly knowledgeable and is a wonderful resource for families. Most importantly, she is kind and approachable. Teresa is willing to discuss a variety of sleep strategies and healthy habits without judgement. She absolutely sees the strengths in every family.” ~ Caroline Christie, Director, Belmont Cooperative Nursery School, Belmont, MA
“Teresa presented at the Vermont Child Passenger Safety Program annual training for Certified Technicians across the state. Teresa was dynamic, engaging, and displayed a high level of expertise in the fields of child development and child passenger safety. Technicians attending the training expressed in evaluations a strong satisfaction with the presentation and that they were able to take away information and strategies that will increase their effectiveness in working with families in Vermont. I strongly recommend Teresa for training needs and consultation in these areas.” ~ Tanya Wells, Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator; Burlington, VT
“I am happy to be writing this testimonial of behalf of Teresa Stewart. Teresa is a knowledgeable, personable, professional woman. Teresa is well spoken and demonstrates great knowledge about many children’s issues and important topics for parents. Teresa’s first presentation at our center was on Infant Sleep. Although this was a group presentation, many parents commented about Teresa’s ability to touch on their personal dilemma’s and situation. Additional feedback that both my staff and parents offered about Teresa was her ability to present in a natural and engaging manner. Since her presentation on infant sleep, we have invited Teresa to conducted other workshops at our center. She is a great presenter and her topics and knowledge is greatly valued by both my staff and parents. We are always pleased to have Teresa speak at our center and share her expertise with the members of our community!”~ Mabel Luther, Director of Artisan Childcare Center; Woburn, MA
“I met Teresa during a sleep workshop organized by our club of Moms of Multiples and I cannot say enough good things about her! Teresa truly listened to each family’s individual situation and was able to offer suggestions to moms with children of all ages. Her ideas for our 6 month old twins were wonderful and I saw immediate improvements in their napping after implementing Teresa’s suggestions. I know I’ll be keeping her contact information on my refrigerator in case any need arises for the future!” Kelly; Natick, MA