• Freedman - Infant Sleep Workshop

    Our Infant Sleep worksop will allow participants to gain an understanding of how biology, environment and an infant’s stage of development can impact sleep. (Photos by Jenny Devereaux, www.jennydev.com)

Understanding and Supporting Infant Sleep Workshop

For parents and caregivers of infants ages 4-15 months old

During this session, participants will gain an understanding of how biology, environment and an infant's stage of development can impact sleep. Discussion will include: setting realistic sleep expectations for infants ages 4-15 months old; creating positive sleep associations and introducing a bedtime routine; establishing a nap schedule; how and when to wean off night-feedings; ways to encourage longer stretches of sleep; and how to help an infant nap for other caregivers and in other locations. An overview of popular sleep strategies will be provided and plenty of time will be devoted to answering questions. This workshop will provide guidance and reassurance for parents who are wondering, "How can I help my baby sleep better?"

Next Workshop date to be announced

Please note: If you withdraw from a program at least 10 days before the program starts, we will send you a refund of your program fee minus a $20 processing charge, or arrange a full William James College Freedman Center credit (unless otherwise noted). If you contact us to withdraw from a program less than 10 days before the program start date, we will arrange a credit of 50% of the program fee to be used within two years for another William James College Freedman Center group. No refunds or credits are issued on or after a program's start date.

Teresa Stewart MS MPH - Instructor

Teresa Stewart, MS, MPHTeresa holds a MS in Child Development from Wheelock College and a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She is an Infant-Toddler Sleep Consultant, trained as a childbirth educator, and is certified through the American Heart Association as a CPR Instructor. Teresa is also the Director of Parenting Education for the International Maternity and Parenting Institute.

She has been working with expecting parents, parents of young children (ages birth through five), grandparents, and childcare providers for more than 15 years in various roles. In addition to being an instructor and consultant, Teresa has experience managing safety, wellness and sleep programs; training and mentoring other educators; writing curriculum; and presenting at conferences.

Teresa is a member of SafeKids Boston, MassPinn (Massachusetts Prevents Injuries Now Network), and the Brigham and Women Hospital's Partners for Empowering Young Parents Consortium. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Teresa offers phone-based sleep consultations, in-home CPR classes for families, and sleep workshops for childcare centers and healthcare providers through her company, Teresa Stewart: Family Solutions (www.stewartfamilysolutions.com). In 2014, she delivered poster presentations at two conferences, The National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference, and Zero to Three's National Training Institute. In 2015, she will be leading a seminar on sleep in the childcare setting at the MassAEYC conference and presenting at the Lifesavers National Conference. 

Teresa is the mother to two young children. They keep her humble, remind her on a daily basis that parenting is simultaneously wonderful and challenging, and fuel her passion for the work she does supporting and educating families.

Wait Lists
If the group or class for which you would like to register is FULL, please register for the next program offered. To be put on a Wait List for the program or series that is not open, you may email us at freedmancenter@williamjames.edu or call 617-332-3666 x1250 and leave a message for us. When you contact us, please leave your name, which program you want, a phone number, and email address. We will contact you if we are able to accommodate you in the program.

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