FIRST STEPS COURSE
is a course developed by professionals at IFFD (International Federation for Family Development, www.iffd.org) that uses the Harvard case study method to explore parenting issues. It is meant to give confidence and practical assistance to parents, who are the first educators of their children.
One of the purposes of early education is to turn all the situations of family life into amazing moments of learning. Many studies show that adequate early stimulation is the most efficient tool to obtain a complete personal development, in the field of intelligence, psychomotor activity and behaviour. This course will help you to discover the main pedagogical frameworks and the basic habits that infants and toddlers should acquire.
WHAT IS THE LEARNING METHOD?
This course uses the case study method with the following steps for each case:
1. Individually each spouse reads the case study.
2. Spouses discuss the case study together.
3. Couples meet in a small group team to discuss the case study.
4. All course participants meet in moderated general sessions to discuss the case study.
For each step of the process the focus is on the the following:
- The FACTS of the case: Who? What? Where? When?
- The PROBLEM in the case: Why?
- The SOLUTIONS to the case: How?
WHO should take the course?
For married couples with children 0-3 yrs (or soon to be parents).
WHAT is the benefit of taking the course?
The course will provide parents with practical knowledge and skills for enjoying this stage of parenting while raising a happy family. Working through each case provides concrete experience and develops practical skills that can be applied to issues at home, work, anywhere, in every situation.
$180 per couple (includes course materials, refreshments & free parking)
GENERAL SESSION DATES - Saturdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
1) Dec 3 - Introduction to the Program / Character Building
2) Jan 14 - Marriage Bond
3) Feb 4 - Individualized Attention
4) Mar 4 - Love & Discipline
5) Apr 29 - The Role of Play
6) June 3 - Siblings
SMALL GROUP SESSION DATES:
There are also small group meetings held in private homes prior to the General Sessions with the exception of the first general session. The meetings dates will be determined by hosting team lead couples and you will be notified of the dates after the first General Session. The small group meeting will take about 1 hour or less.
FOR QUESTIONS OR TO PAY BY CHEQUE CONTACT:
For more information about IFFD courses in Canada visit: www.familydevelopment.ca
For more information about IFFD visit: www.iffd.org
For more information about PIFE visit: www.pife.ca
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PIFE Pacific Institute of Family Education
The PACIFIC INSTITUTE OF FAMILY EDUCATION is a non-profit organization whose aim is to support parents in their role as primary educators of their children by providing education and information on the upbringing of children, through lectures, seminars, discussion groups, and resource materials. For more information please visit our website at www.pife.ca.