Developmental Age Group Classes

with Amy Matthews & Sarah Barnaby

Come learn to observe, appreciate and facilitate your baby’s movement and perceptual development. Our developmental age-group focused classes are child-oriented and child-led. We value process over milestones and respect each child’s timing as their whole self develops.

These 45-minute classes are limited to 6 babies and their caregivers. Our intention is to meet each child and caregiver where they are. Let us know if you have questions about which class best meets where your child is now.

Through a combination of discussion, observation and practice with the babies, we’ll cover developmentally relevant topics that apply to all age groups, such as:

  • how to support your baby’s sense of safety, comfort and bonding as they arrive
  • handling and touch principles and techniques
  • rhythm and timing
  • balancing flexion and extension
  • “baby ball” and flexor tone
  • how to observe preferences and facilitate more choice
  • self-regulation

We’ll also cover topics relevant to each particular developmental level, summarized below.

Birth to Rolling: Developmental Age Group 1
  • orienting to gravity, including side-lying and tummy time
  • finding “midline” and how to support it
  • supporting your baby’s crying and processing
  • weight-shifting and rolling

SCHEDULE
Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:15pm
Thursdays, 2-2:45pm
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Rolling to Crawling: Developmental Age Group 2
  • symmetrical and asymmetrical movement patterns
  • pivoting and belly crawling
  • head righting
  • pathways to sitting

SCHEDULE
Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm
Fridays, 12-1pm
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Crawling to Walking: Developmental Age Group 3
  • orienting to space, including reflexes and falling
  • belly crawling into hands and knees crawling
  • pathways to sitting
  • supporting kneel sitting, kneel standing, kneel walking, squatting and cruising
  • pathways to standing and walking

SCHEDULE
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15pm
Wednesdays, 1-1:45pm
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