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.
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.