Workshop: The Fourth Trimester – Supporting Newborn Development

Course content
Pregnancy is divided into three periods – ’Trimesters’.
The period from birth, including the first 8-12 weeks, is the ‘fourth Trimester’.

How can we prepare and support the newborn and their mother in the ’newborn’ period?

Certainly this is one of the most critical points of life – physical and psychological wellbeing is essential. We are setting a pathway for development that may have long-term consequences.

In this workshop we will explore:
* How best to support the mother from birth and through the first three months.
* How to prepare the home – what you need and do not need.
* Typical behaviours and challenges of this very special period for the newborn.
* The essential role of the father (or other parent and support persons).
* Support systems in Switzerland and where you can get help.

Course participants
This workshop is open to expectant parents, and to professionals who want to better support families through pregnancy and beyond.

Course dates
Saturday April 30, 2022

Course participation is possible both online and on-site.
Montessori CH Ausbildungszentrum, Alte Landstrasse 153, 8706 Meilen

The workshop is presented in English with translation to German.

Course fee
CHF 180.-

The workshop is held by Jessica Scrimes
Jessica Scrimes trained with AMI for the age groups 0-3 and 3-6. She was a Montessori child herself and all of her three children attended Montessori school in Australia and Switzerland. Jessica Scrimes holds a BA in Social Welfare from the University of Western Sydney, with a special study in Empowerment and Advocacy skills. For the past 10 years, Mrs Scrimes’ work has been to set up and run a bilingual (English/German) Montessori long-day-care centre for children from 0-6 years. She also worked as the registration team leader for the International Montessori Congress that was held in Sydney in 2005 and was the international secretary to the 2021 International Montessori Congress in Thailand. In Zürich, Switzerland, she works as the secretary to the AMI training for all three age levels 0-3, 3-6 and 6-12, working closely with the Swiss Montessori community.

Apply for the course here.

The workshop will be held with a minimum of 7 participants.
Information concerning whether the course will take place will follow one week before the workshop.