Infant and Toddler Advocacy Network Australia
Respectful Care and the Relationship with the Adult Underlines the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Also discussing the special elements of the parent-child relationship and the relationship between the child and the professional caregiver, educator or nurse.
Our Latest Workshops
ITANA is hosting a series of fundraising workshops throughout Eastern Australia with the aim to raise money to support two of our Pikler Colleagues from Hungary to present a new piece of research in ENGLISH at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (EECERA).
There has been amazing research conducted over the years but this is rarely translated into English.
ITANA is committed to advocating for the respectful treatment of infant and toddlers in Australia and its surrounds. Studies such as 'Accompanying the free playing activity of infants and toddlers in the Pikler pedagogy - a study in the Emmi Pikler Daycare Centre' which will be presented by our Pikler Colleagues at the EECERA Conference, support the wide adoption of respectful practice in group and home settings across Australia.
We hope you will be able to support our fundraising efforts by attending one of the upcoming workshops. These will be presented by ITANA Board members; experts in the field of early child care education and/or parenting at select locations in QLD, VIC and NSW.
ITANA is an infant and toddler advocacy network influenced and underpinned by the respectful approaches of Dr Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber in early childhood settings and families around Australia. Our advocacy work is demonstrated through professional learning and development, networking, mentoring and support.
ITANA is always striving to:
Connect educators and families
To professional and family networks
To learning opportunities for educators and families
For the very young child
Provide opportunities and support to expand awareness of best practices in caring for infants and toddlers.