The period of childhood called toddler-hood is genuinely unique. Positioned somewhere between infancy and the preschool years, the unfolding of this stage calls for a deeper understanding of the complexities of their world. We will address these complexities and explore options to support them as they develop self-regulation skills and move forward.
Polly Elam, RIE® Associate and Infant Specialist, studied and worked with Magda Gerber for more than 20 years. She first studied at the Emmi Pikler Institute in 1986 and has participated in advance training through the years. She was a presenter at the International Pikler Conference in Budapest in 2007. Polly has previous experience as a Regional Child Development Program Administrator and Community College Instructor. She is a graduate of WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) and a contributing writer to Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers: Resources for Infant Educarers Principles into Practice.
As an ECE Consultant, she has worked with a variety of infant and toddler programs and has conducted seminars and workshops in Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and throughout the United States.