Workshops

Group Talks for Parents and Educators

I frequently give workshops and seminars for parenting groups, daycares, schools, and community centers. If you are interested in having me speak to your group or organization, please contact me to discuss details. I am located in the Sacramento and am willing to travel throughout Greater Sacramento and the Bay Area.

“The Right Start”

This workshop is geared for parents of children less than six months and focuses on “sleep shaping.” We discuss basic sleep education and share helpful tips and information on how to gently lay a healthy sleep foundation for your baby that will lead you to a great night of sleep early on.

“5 Things That Kept Your Child Awake”

My most popular workshop focuses on children 6 months to 6 years. We cover the main reasons for sleep disruption and problems, and touch on useful solutions. There is an overview of general sleep education, ideal sleep totals based on age, and significant time is allotted for questions and answers.

“A Good Night Sleep: How Healthy Sleep Habits Prepare Children for Learning”

This workshop is perfect for ECE professionals. It provides vital information on child development, developmental milestones, and how teachers can apply their knowledge to understanding children’s sleep needs. We cover how learning and behavior are affected by sleep, and sleep specific recommendations for the childcare setting.

Andi Bales Director, Peninsula Temple Beth El Ganon
We had Jennifer come work with our staff and it was wonderful. As an administrator, I appreciated that she worked with me ahead of time and took the time to get to know our program to learn how she could best meet our needs.

Jennifer has a down-to-earth approach which helped the staff feel at ease and open themselves up to learn. She was very informative and covered not only the basics of sleep science, but also why this is important for us as early childhood educators to be aware. She helped us think about new ways to best support the children in our program, and how to partner with parents around sleep issues.

Working with Jennifer helped us to provide a higher level of care for our families, and we were able to stay within our training budget! We are planning to have her back for a parent workshop, and will continue to work with her in the future. I highly recommend bringing Jennifer in to present to any staff.