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Treating Babies with Dignity; What Respectful Parenting Is and Isn’t
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Please join us for a free seminar on Respectful Parenting with Courtney Dern, M.Ed. of Beech Street Parenting.
Here is information about Courtney-
Hello! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a passionate advocate for young children. In fact, my entire professional life has focused on learning about and learning from children and their families. I have grown from a myriad of jobs in which I have worked with families from various socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.
After studying developmental and family psychology in college, I served as a Fulbright scholar in Norway, a teaching resident at KIPP in DC, a Teach For America corps member, an educator at Google, and a founding teacher at an innovative, projects-based charter school in Oakland, California. Collectively, these experiences represent over a decade as a teacher in the field of early childhood education and provide me with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to help prepare parents for life with a young child.
I hold a Masters Degree in Education, a Reading Specialist Certificate, an active Teaching Credential, and a graduate certificate in Infant and Toddler Mental Health. Before launching Beech Street Parenting, I coached and trained Early Head Start Infant and Toddler teachers as well as Home Visitors. I am trained in RIE Foundations and am heavily influenced by Magda Gerber’s respectful approach to caregiving. I am also a faculty member of Mt Hood Community College and teach courses in the Department of Early Childhood Education.
I am also a mom and am grateful to have a professional and personal connection to this important work.
You can learn more about Courtney’s important work at www.beechstreetparenting.com
The Speaker Series at Byenveni Baby is offered free of charge. We kindly ask for donations to the PDX Diaper Bank. You can learn more about this organization at https://www.pdxdiaperbank.org