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Nurturing Connections: A Deep Dive into Attachment Theory and Its Practical Applications in Early Childhood Education
Duration: Approx. 45 min
Watch this informative webinar on attachment theory in early childhood education.

In this session, we have explored the following:
  • Delved into the fundamentals of attachment theory and its significance in our interactions with tamariki.
  • Learnt why cultivating secure attachments goes beyond a mere teaching choice and serves as the cornerstone for positive learning journeys.
  • Examined the far-reaching effects of secure attachment on emotional, social, and cognitive development in tamariki.
  • Explored the role of positive relationships in contributing to emotional regulation and enhancing emotional intelligence.
  • Recognised potential challenges in supporting tamariki and gain insights into effectively addressing them.
  • Explored the practical implementation of attachment theory in the early childhood education setting.

By the end of this webinar you will have gained valuable insights to create a more supportive and enriching learning environment for the children in your care. 
Presented by Alex Weehuizen 
Parenting Mentor + Educator
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About the Webinar Presenter

Alex Weehuizen
Parenting Mentor + Educator

Alex is an experienced ECE teacher with over two decades of experience working alongside families.  After working as a nanny for 5 years, she completed a Bachelor of Education (ECE) in 2008 and began work as a ECE teacher. After discovering a strong passion for supporting parents on their parenting journey, in 2020 she started working as a Parenting Mentor.

Alex is a certified Postpartum Doula and is a registered Circle of Security Parenting and Classroom Approach facilitator. She recently became a certified Motherhood Studies Practitioner and is currently training as a Holistic Sleep Coach. In 2021, Alex started Precious Beginnings, a 10-week postpartum and parenting program, with over 200 parents completing the course.
Alex believes that nurturing tamariki in their early childhood experiences profoundly shapes the foundational aspects of their growth and development. Whether collaborating with kaiako or engaging with whānau, Alex highlights the significance of offering tamariki attuned, respectful, and responsive care.

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