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Postpartum Doula, Caregiver, and Parent Educator

Ongoing

“We not only respect babies, we demonstrate our respect every time we interact with them. Respecting a child means treating even the youngest infant as a unique human being, not as an object.” — Magda Gerber, Dear Parent

"Babies are raised to be members of their cultures." — Janet Gonzalez-Mena, Diversity in Early Care and Education


I am a caregiver and CAPPA-trained postpartum doula with decades of experience supporting growing families in their homes. My work with infants and toddlers is grounded in RIE®'s Educaring® approach, developed by early childhood specialist Magda Gerber. As the name "Educaring" implies, I believe that we educate infants through our care for them.


The following RIE® basic principles guide my work:



  • Trust in the infant’s competence



  • Sensitive observation



  • Involving the infant in caregiving times



  • A safe, challenging, predictable environment



  • Time for uninterrupted play and freedom to move and explore



  • Consistency


Additionally, I studied the developmental-interaction approach at Bank Street College of Education.

My services involve partnering with families to provide part-time childcare, postpartum doula support, and parent/caregiver education. This includes:

 

  • Helping to create physically safe, cognitively challenging, and emotionally nurturing environments for infants and toddlers that work for your home.



  • Answering questions about your child's development.

I strive to provide culturally responsive and identity-affirming care and support for every family, supporting a range of parenting styles and philosophies. 

Postpartum Doula and Caregiver: Services
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