Beginning Rhythms and Keys to Caregiving:

This program provides an introduction to the concept of self-regulation and how pregnancy and early feeding, sleep, and play routines provide a foundation for a child’s eventual self regulation. A strength based approach is used to support the parent-child relationship. Although the information is focused on typically developing infants and young children (birth to 3 year), it provides a foundation for supporting parents of all children especially those who may be vulnerable due to health, developmental, or environmental concerns and especially those with special health care needs.

Participants will receive a “Certificate of Professional Development Education” for 10.25 clock hours. We will explore obtaining CERP’s for 2017 for lactation consultants.


Georgetown Village Clubhouse, 5349 East Weaver Drive, Centennial, CO 80121.

Program Objectives:
Beginning Rhythms: Thursday, April 6, 2017     12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Discuss the impact of daily routines on physiologic regulations and self-regulation
  • Identify the significance of maternal self-regulation, prenatal mutual regulation, and infant regulation
  • Analyze the significance of an infant’s transition from “mutual regulation to self-regulation” in the first year of life
  • Discuss how parent knowledge about the developmental evolution of infant’s states and the sleep/wake cycle assists parents in the management of their child’s sleep routines
  • Discuss how the Sleep Activity Record (SAR) can assist parents in managing sleep, feeding, and crying concerns

Keys to Caregiving: Friday, April 7, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • Reflect on how parent’s understanding infant’s states and behaviors provides opportunities for sensitive parent caregiving
  • Discuss why parent’s understanding infant behavioral cues and consistent responses are the first step in communication
  • Utilize a behavioral assessment to inform and educate parents how to adapt their caregiving for their child
  • Describe how a feeding or play observation provides opportunities to enhance parent confidence and caregiving
  • Utilize the Sleep Activity Record (SAR) in case studies to address parent concerns about sleep, feeding, and crying


Barbara Deloian, PHD, RN, CPNP, IBCLC has used the NCAST Feeding and Teaching Scales in clinical practice including pediatric cardiology, high risk preemie follow-up, pediatric feeding clinic, ENRICH early intervention, and as a lactation consultation. As a certified NCAST Instructor she participated in research in an NIH Infant Growth Study, Infant Irritability Study for Fussy Babies, as well as her own research on transitioning premature infants’ home from the NICU. She has also been a trainer and consultant to Dr. David Olds Nurse Family Partnership Program for both the Home Visitation Program intervention program and the implementation of programs in Colorado, Kansas, and Texas. She also has completed PIPE Certification.

Chris Russell, RN, BSN is a certified NCAST Instructor and has taught the NCAST Programs through the Colorado Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP) as well as internationally. She is also a certified PIPE (Partners in Parenting Education) Instructor and she has used information from both programs in her role as a public health nurse with Tri-County NFP.

For more Information and to Register:
Visit: www.specialkids-specialcare.org
E-mail: Barbara Deloian specialcare@sk-sc.org


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