Making Sense of Preschoolers REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Making Sense of Preschoolers REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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A Course from the Neufeld Institute

Laina Clugston, Facilitator

Mondays:  April 29th, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th

7-9 PM at Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

No one is more susceptible to being misunderstood than the preschooler - especially when adults are trying to rush them out of their un-tempered nature, inconsiderate relating, or separation problems. Making sense of these wondrous and confusing beings lays a foundation for intuitive and fruitful interaction with them, and helps us provide the conditions that are conducive to their transformation. This course has very practical implications that can be applied in a variety of settings.

To register by mail click here for a Registration Form,

or continue below to register online.


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Session titles include:

I.      Three Natural Shortcomings NOT to trip over

II.     Three Irreducible Needs that MUST be met

III.   Three Typical Problems NOT to nip in the bud

IV.   Six Common Mistakes NOT to make

More Information:

  • At each of the six sessions we will watch an hour of video material and have an hour for discussion.  The instructional videos for each session form the main “text”.

  • Registration includes 4 months access to the Neufled Institute Online Campus. Registrants have at home access to video material shown in class plus many more resources.

  • Course is appropriate for early childhood professionals in all settings as well as parents of young children.

  • Sessions are facilitated by Laina Clugston, Faculty, Neufeld Institute (read full bio below)

  • A certificate for a total of 12 training hours will be provided at the last session


Laina Clugston is on the faculty of the Neufeld Institute.  She has worked for over thirty years with parents and young children. She is a lead teacher in the Infant and Toddler program and mentor for program and staff development at Bowdoin College Children's Center.  To further her education in the care of young children, Laina studies at the Pikler Institute in Budapest. Laina has worked in residential treatment, Waldorf Early Childhood Education and Parent Education.  She also has a abiding interest in group facilitation. Making sense of children and adults through the attachment-based developmental approach and furthering this approach for those caring for young children is the focus of Laina’s work. She creatively weaves together theory and practice to help those who work with children in home and classroom settings. Laina offers courses throughout southern Maine to parents, educators, helping professionals and care providers.

To register by mail use attached Registration Form, or register online above.