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Alta’s Early Childhood Program is Growing

Alta’s Early Childhood team has been implementing exciting programming, especially for infants.

Marci Masters, an ECHM Consultant and Master trainer at Alta, has recently been trained in the Brazelton Newborn Behavioral Observation. The Newborn Behavioral Observations system (NBO) is an infant-focused, family-centered, relationship-based tool designed to help parents notice their baby’s abilities and individuality and to foster positive parent-infant interactions. The goal is develop this relationship from the very beginning days of life. The NBO is interactive and family-centered, so that parents are involved as partners in the NBO session. Marci is working toward her certification in this program.

Carolyn Fender, an ECMH Consultant at Alta, has recently become certified to offer Infant Massage classes to families who have children ages 6 weeks to pre-crawling. Classes are taught in a relaxing and supportive environment. Infant massage enhances the positive bond between parents and their baby. Benefits of infant massage include learning how to soothe one’s baby, stimulate growth and development, and to improve digestion, circulation, sleep patterns, immune systems, verbal/non verbal communication, and so much more!

Marci and Carolyn are excited to partner with the mothers who participate in Alta’s Infant Mortality program.