Testimonials


Early Childhood Educators

 " So much knowledge of brain function and how to cultivate life long learning."

- Cultivating Creativity Attendee

 " Is unique, knowledgeable and fun!"

- Cultivating Creativity Attendee

 " The best I learned so much."

- Cultivating Creativity Attendee

 " More people need to hear this message consider a keynote."

- Cultivating Creativity Attendee

 " Lots of great movement ideas to use in the classroom!"

- Get up, Get Moving and Grow Attendee

 " Very inspiring-keep sharing!  Glad to see the importance of movement brought to a session and making it important to development."

- Get up, Get Moving and Grow Attendee

 " Will use in my class. Loved it!  Thank You!"

- Get up, Get Moving and Grow Attendee

 " Excellent!"

- Get up, Get Moving and Grow Attendee

 " Plenty of scientific research to back up the "why" of creative dance."

- Get up, Get Moving and Grow Attendee

 " Lots of "ah-ha's" a great way to incorporate movement with teaching."

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " Everyone working with children should have some of this training!  Christine you were wonderful.  You made it fun, and the way you explained was very well.  Made it easier to understand brain develop to explain to families.  Outstanding!  More More More"

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " Wonderful!  I always knew that movement was important but she did a wonderful job explaining why.  Love the current info, statistics and involvement.  Will be great to apply to my work with families and in personal with my kids and friends-family."

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " Amazing trainer because Christine's passion for this topic shows!"

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " Enjoyed my time doing the activities and movements.  Kept me alert!  It was a very informative workshop...very useful information about movement/Amazing!"

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " I like all the materials she provides.  All the pre-school training needs to be like this.  Great information!  Christine, thank you so much for this powerful workshop."

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " Very practical and enlightening."

- Digging Deeper Attendee

 " Christine, you are one of the best educators I've had the pleasure to train with."

- Certification Training-Thomas Ko

 " Do it!  This program encompasses every aspect of early childhood education."

- Certification Training-Katie Chrstianson

 " You have a wonderful way of helping others to challenge themselves and push their boundaries in a supportive, safe and nurturing way."

- Certification Training-Corina Strim

 " An utterly absorbing workshop!  I have a deeper and renewed sense of the immense importance and huge opportunities present in the first year of a person's life."

- Digging Deeper Workshop Attendee-Mike Kapizak

 " This was truly wonderful and inspiring.  The importance of tummy-time, cross lateral movement, and how it impacts the brain development."

- Digging Deeper Workshop Attendee-Janet Bisignano

 Awesome, very well organized and lots of information. Easily digestible!!!

- Digging Deeper Participant

 Thank you~ a wonderful inspiring day!

- Digging Deeper Participant

 It's great for parents and teachers alike. It is valuable information that every parent and anyone working with children should have. Do it!

- Digging Deeper Participant

 I found it addressed some very specific issues I have been dealing with lately, and suspect it would have enough "a-has" to be helpful to anyone teaching/working with children in this age range.

- Digging Deeper Participant

 Very informative, very easy to understand and loads of things parents and teacher can use.

- Digging Deeper Participant

 How very important it is to move inside/out, and how movement truly supports success of brain development

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "It was excellent!  Great mix of brain development learning and actions."

- Certification Attendee

 " She (Christine)was so inspiring!"

- Certification Attendee

 " Very awesome!  I would love to have her back next year."

- Workshop Attendee

 " I will take the information and model it for my other staff and use it in the classroom.  It was excellent!  I think it would be great for everyone.  Very knowledgeable!"

- Workshop Attendee

 "This is the greatest, most informative workshop!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "Go-give it a one chance-you are doing your child so many favors simply attending and participating-what you do will stay with your child for a lifetime!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "It was great and so worthwhile.  Your energy and passion for the work is contagious.  I really love the premise of getting back to the body, movement as a means to growth."

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "You're missing out on a day of fun, support and new knowledge."

- Certification Attendee

 "You will be recharged to go back and teach, spread the word, and the work of Nurturing Pathways®. Go, Go, Go!"

- Certification Attendee

 "You will feel part of the "in-crowd."  You will get to "bathe" in emotional support."

- Licensed Instructor of NP

 "It's a great reconnection!"

- Certification Attendee

 "Lots of good info, fantastic testimonies, and experiencing the benefits myself after just one day was fantastic.  Proves the benefits personally."

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "Do it...don't wait."

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "Do it, it is a very informative and enjoyable class."

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "Imperative to understand early childhood development."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Fascinating information."
"Practical activities."
"Fun!"
"Materials/props ready."

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "It is a very experimental day where we practice what is taught ourselves."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Great applied version of brain development and what you can do to change or address sensory concerns."

- Digging Deeper Participant

" A very beneficial gathering of great minds and spirits! Good sharing of tried and true wisdom and fresh new ideas. Hands on, visual learning and inspiration from Christine and our peers. Helps me to feel connected, supported and inspired for the work we do and the year ahead." 

- Certification Attendee

"Lots of information, fellow instructors bringing their expertise to share in presentation format alongside Christine." 

- Certification Attendee

"Highly recommend for parents and teachers.  Printed info is great!  Tools needed to implement ideas are simple and available.  It's fun, interesting, and the presentation was lively!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

"It is a must for all early childhood teachers!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

 "Take it! It would be the best thing you could do to tet in touch with yourself and to bring to your program!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Go-you are doing your child so many favors simply attending and participating- what you do will stay with your child for a lifetime!"

- Digging Deeper Attendee

"Christine was available and thoughtful in every way.  She embodies this work and is an excellent model and teacher."

- Certification Participant

"I have a new sense of empowerment with the options that are now open to me.  I have been struggling with burnout and this was a great boost for me emotionally."

- Certification Participant

"This training took so much information I already had, deepened it and then organized it into this dynamic, beautiful program.  It is such an inspiring collection of knowledge and experience and I am so excited I get to extend it by being an instructor."

- Certification Participant

"Be prepared to have your life changed.  Be prepared to open your mind and your heart and become totally absorbed without distraction.  Be prepared to become part of a dream that has the potential to change lives in a profound manner. "

- Certification Participant

"This is a fabulous program!  You learn so much about development, the brain and the body.  It is exciting to be a part of helping change the world one family at a time."

- Certification Participant

"What makes this training so unique is that she covered everything, when you finish you feel like I want to start and do all incredible things with the children. "

- Certification Participant

"That it is a great program that will help develop healthy babies, waddlers and toddlers and it also helps parents educate their children and is a great program- it comes with a big responsibility."

- Certification Participant

"Best program ever.  It’s life changing to know you can be a part of something so big."

- Certification Participant

" I think you and your program are amazing!  I really appreciate the modeling you have done for me.  A professional woman with an awesome program-training and empowering others to be able to offer your program.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.  It was an honor.  I admire you and your passion and feel excited and honored to join Nurturing Pathways and the work you do!  I can’t say this enough."

- Certification Participant

"This program is absolutely incredible.  I’m so glad I took the leap and did it.  I believe I’ll accomplish so much more with this curriculum and training than I would have without.  Also, I feel so prepared to implement the program on the business logistics end of things.  Thank you so much for sharing your work.  It’s such a gift to our profession!"

- Certification Participant

"Do it and don't wait.  Obviously you are interested in the development of children and bringing it to as many people as you can.  Explore your own dancer and use that to teach creative dance to help the developing brains of children who need it!

- Certification Participant

"It's awesome and informative- a must!"

- Certification Participant

"Thank you for sharing these valuable tools for developing strong and healthy bodies and brains."

- Certification Participants

"This program focuses on movement.  Movement is the key to learn during the first four years of life.  So, if someone wants to do early child education, it wold be great to attend the licensing program."

- Certification Participant

" I would like to tell others that Nurturing Pathways training will be fast-paced and very hands-on experience.  I would tell them that they will be provided a wealth of information and resources to develop an entrepreneur business in Early Childhood.  The principles that the program is built upon emphasize the importance of bonding parents and children through recent brain research on development and creative dance concepts that support the research."

- Certification Participant

"Don't shy away from the experience because dance is not something you are comfortable with; you will learn a tremendous amount about yourself."

- Certification Participant

"Digging Deeper was supposed to be training for my work but it turned out to be a transformation or uncovering/discovery of what I truly am capable of becoming. Thank you"

- Certification Participant

"This is an incredibly mind-blowing experience.  You will solidify your knowledge and understand it in a whole new light.  You will understand your mind-body in ways you never knew about.  You will be able to relate to parents better and feel more confident in your therapy/teaching skills."

- Certification Participant

"Excellent training- Very important information and great hands- on exercises."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"I learned that the development of the same neural pathways leads to movement and thinking and that developing the body first is key!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Very helpful for understanding the "why" behind the work librarians already do."

- Digging Deeper Participant

" I will use what I learned to include more movement in storytimes and explain reasons why movement is important and how it relates to literacy."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Take the time to attend this workshop!  It is such great information as a teacher, caregiver, parent or grandparent."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Amazing!  Concepts work for all ages; I feel inspired.  I feel like I have tools to make significant impact on kids development."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Very valuable; worth your time/cost.  Will hlep you improve your program."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Definitely take it!  It could change or reassure your existing ideas & perceptions of school readiness & ECE curriculum."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Very well done.  Clear, hands-on and helpful information and resources as well."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Amazing and a must for anybody working with young children."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"This workshop is for anyone involved with young kids.  You come out with so many great ideas to use in a wide varitey of topics."

- Digging Deeper Participant

" Take it!  It will open your mind and engage you entirely; you will become a better educator!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

"This workshop is very practical; the results are invaluable in the need-challenged society."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Go and get certified as soon as possible~ This is by far the most educating cause.  I am just amazed!"

- Certification Attendee

"Thank you for exemplifying passion, humility and the continuing work that will be ongoing in this work.  By sharing all of this with us, I see how much I can grow and improve through teaching Nurturing Pathways.  I feel so blessed~"

- Certification Attendee

"Thank you~Thank you! So very greatful for this amazing opportunity.  I think you ar one incredibly inspiring person who is making an AMAZING impact on the world!  KEEP ON KEEPING ON!"

- Certification Attendee

"The teacher is awesome! Very  knowledgeable and made class fun~ Learned a lot with all of the "hands on."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Go for it!  Best workshop I've attended!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Take it because you won't regret it!"

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Very beneficial and gives you great ideas for any child."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"Don't make excuses-Take the course!  It's the BEST investment you will ever make."

- Digging Deeper Participant

“If you want to understand how a child can grow and be the best they ca be with the most genuine and natural form of parents/care-giving bonding them. Check it out!”

- Digging Deeper Participant

“A hands-on experience supporting brain development through movement.  A must for all early childhood teachers.”

- Digging Deeper Participant

“Great! You will enjoy it.  Taught effectively and fun and hands on come away with lots of ideas.”

- Digging Deeper Participant

“Totally worth it! You learn lots about different behaviors and about how to help children succeed.”

- Digging Deeper Participant

“You need to take this workshop, you will learn so much.”

- Digging Deeper Participant

“Yes you have to go, it is amazing!!  I want to do it next year too!”

- Digging Deeper Participant

"I have to say, that was one of the best trainings I have been to in 16 years."

- Workshop Participant

You will learn a ton! About how brains work and what they need to grow and learn.

- Digging Deeper Participant

Parent

 " Extremely valuable for initial parent preparation for choosing schools and relieving stress around it."

- School Readiness Workshop Parent

 " It's fun and very educational, especially for parents!"

- Parent

 " I've definitely been exposed to a greater depth of my daughter's development and that makes me feel even more attuned to her and her needs."

- Parent

 " Sign up!  It's wonderful play time with your baby but with so much added benefit for you and your little one.  It's the smart thing to do and to invest money in."

- Baby Parent

 " I like how instruction on brain development is woven painlessly into the class activities."

- Baby Parent

 " He is far more aware of sensory experiences, he is now responding to noise, movement, other babies, etc."

- Baby Parent

 " How great music and dancing are for our health."

- Baby Parent

 " Great way to do things with your baby that you wouldn't think of yourself.  Fun, educational and active class that is a great part of the weekly routine."

- Baby Parent

 " A really enjoyable and fun experience together with dancing, music and lots of fabulous movement activities."

- Baby Parent

 " Great!  Lots of learning happening.  Great energy from the instructor. Highly recommend because of the amazing interconnections between mind/body-but also fun."

- Baby Parent

 " Language and movement has skyrocketed."

- Waddler Parent

 " Great for socialization, coordination motor skills, social skills and language."

- Waddler Parent

 " If you have a Waddler it's the best class for them."

- Waddler Parent

 " Fun!  For both parents and kids!"

- Waddler Parent

 " Nurturing Pathways® has been valuable to my child's development.  It has helped her focus, independent play, and communication skills."

- Toddler Parent

 " I would recommend the class to a friend, because classes are well organized, children learn body movements and language use at the same time, and a lot of fun music and dancing."

- Toddler Parent

 " The ability to take what we learned in class and do it at home together has provided so much fun for us outside class."

- Toddler Parent

 " We tell our friends all the time to join- so different than any other classes we've taken.  High energy level, and smooth transitions which keeps all the kiddos entertained!

- Toddler Parent

 " This class is critical for all your child's development physically, socially and emotionally.  It's one of the best things we did for her."

- Toddler Parent

 " Nurturing Pathways® is such a wonderful program to get kids active and help them learn."

- Mixed Age Parent

 " It's wonderful- and a bonding experience with your child."

- Mixed Age Parent

 " Great for brain development and physical activity.  Very worth it."

- Mixed Age Parent

 " It's just so much fun for both parent and child-amazing learning about babies growth on all levels."

- Mixed Age Parent

 " A fun class that will enhance child's physical capabilities and mental preparation for learning."

- Mixed Age Parent

 " Join, Join, Join!"

- Mixed Age Parent

 "It's just so much fun for both parent and child- amazing learning about babies growth on all levels."

- Waddler Parent

 "Nurturing Pathways® has been invaluable to my child's development.  It has helped her focus, independent play, and communication skills."

- Toddler Parent

" This class framed my whole idea of parenting."

- Class Attendee

Unpaid Enthusiastic Endorsement

As a mom of three kids, I've done a lot of the activities available for the 5 and under set.  Some of them I have enjoyed more than others.  There is one that stands out above them all, one that is worth the cost--Nurturing Pathways.

I first learned about Nurturing Pathways when I was leading a PEPs group a few years ago. Impressed by the presentation at a meeting, I enrolled Eileen.  It ended up being a wonderful experience for the both of us.  It is not just another mommy and me class.  Every activity is intentional, the rational explained, and works to not only improve a child's gross motor and cognitive development, but increase the bond between child and caregiver.  It also helps that the music is significantly better.  The way class is set up, you are never just standing back and chatting with the other parents.  There is never an opportunity to check your phone.  I like that Christine, teacher and founder, gently shows you how to be a better, more engaged parent instead of just telling you.  Christine also offers parent seminars on a variety of topics throughout the year.  I attended one and it definitely gave me some new insights on a certain stubborn, sometimes infuriating, oldest child.

I don't normally write such glowing reviews, but I was prompted today by a transformative morning with baby bird.  It's no secret at this point that Robin is delayed.  I had been nervous to enroll him in Nurturing Pathways with his age group because he was so far behind.  I finally did for winter quarter.  I'm glad I'm not a first time parent and that I had been through the class before with Eileen.  Robin was overwhelmed, he cried, he couldn't do anything that all the other babies could do.  I could easily see myself feeling self-conscious and withdrawing Robin.  Knowing what the end goals were and being confident in myself as Robin's mom, we persevered.

In a few short weeks Robin has come so far.  Even his occupational therapist was stunned this week by the progress he has made.  Robin is slowly catching up to his peers.  I give a lot of the credit to Nurturing Pathways (and his therapist too).  It has dramatically improved his gross motor abilities.  More surprising is how it seems to have also increased his communication skills. 

Class today was magical, simply magical.  Robin smiled the whole way through.  His favorite part of class is when we use nursery rhymes to do actions that promote different connections in the brain.  He was able to follow directions to a degree and anticipate the next move.  It was the first time he had fully participated.  As the class progressed, he continued to follow directions as well as challenge himself.  He even crawled through a tunnel for the first time ever.  There were no tears.  I was so proud of him and I could tell that Robin was proud of himself. 

Today I saw a glimmer of the potential that Robin holds despite all the set backs.  It's been hard to see him struggle and not be able to enjoy play like other little boys his age.  Through Nurturing Pathways,  all sorts of doors have been unlocked.  Robin, a baby of very few words, actually said "bye" and waved as it was time to leave.  As we drove away, I actually cried tears of joy.  Watching Robin participate in class and seeing the pure happiness exude that little body was almost too much for me to process. 

I am so grateful that a class like this exists and that I have the opportunity to attend it with Robin.  Eileen gets jealous that she is now too old for the class.  Nurturing Pathways may not be for everyone,  but it has made a huge impact on our family.

- Charlotte Dimock

"Lots of great ideas for additional movement activities we can add to our play."

- Waddler Parent

"I love the info about why we do certain activities.  It helps to understand their ( my kids) bodies and how we can help them grow with confidence.  It also gives ideas of things to do with them out of class."

- Waddler Parent

"Great time to learn and build trust or a bond with your child!"

- Toddler Parent

"Awesome! Parents/nannies learn just as much as the kids; and it's really fun!"

- Toddler Parent

"I feel more connected by having fun and learning together."

- Waddler Parent

Certified Instructor

"Informative. Great way to discuss the program with other instructors." 

- Certification Attendee

"It was wonderful, very informative and opened my eyes.  Building sensory motor at an early age is SO important."

- Digging Deeper Participant

"It's eye-opening. Comprehensive. Thought-provoking. Thorough. Inspiring."

- Certification Attendee

Endorsements

 " I believe these stepping stones lead to the ability to flow into logical and sequential thought that allows for Kindergarten readiness."

- Janet Ko

Parent Seminars

 "Informative and open though process that focuses more on the research and individuality of your child."

- School Readiness Workshop

 " If they only take one workshop, this is it!"

- School Readiness Workshop Parent

 " A great way to take an active part in your child's early education."

- School Readiness Workshop Parent

 " Informational, and provides some clarity."

- School Readiness Workshop Parent

 " Great course to help remind you to slow down and play."

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 " I will consider creativity as super important now!"

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 " A good overview of the major early childhood educational philosophies."

- School Readiness Workshop

 " I thought the workshop was excellent.  I particularly appreciated the notion that the quality of the attachment is the primary determinant of the effectiveness of a parent in influencing their child.  The most interesting idea I took from this last class was the idea that, when a child says "NO!", what they're really saying is, "Not until I feel connected- I need to know you love me by your actions before I'll accept your suggestions."  This is an absolutely transformative idea.  That the "no" is NOT necessarily about the specific request, but is rather a signal that the relationship needs some attention.  I also really like the assignment to write down the values that I want (child) to develop and live by.  It is a good reminder to be intentional with him, and with myself in my actions (as he's learning by imitation.)  Your seminar was a great introduction to the best research-based ideas and literature about the concept of  "attachment parenting."

- Attachment and Bonding Workshop Parent

 " Informative, great descriptions of different styles of learning and schools, super tips to begin thinking about, very important starting point."

- School Readiness Workshop Parent

 " Very helpful and fun.  Found new ways to stimulate her senses and let her lead the way to creativity."

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 " Very inspiring!"

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

" Creativity is important for mental health and learning!"

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 " They should attend it!  Very important info!"

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 " Great passion and knowledge and examples.  Very well balanced presentation."

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 "Learning different ways to play with your child and how important it is to run with his interests."

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 " Definitely inspires me to get down with the kids, let the house stay messy, encourage more drawn out play and take some more time to have more stimulation, open-ended items around."

- Cultivating Creativity Workshop Parent

 "A great way to understand where you child is coming from, why and how to help your child navigate."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Really smart, informative information on how to understand and recognize the underlying issue to behaviors that are negative."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Informative, reaffirming (as a parent) insightful, easy to understand and presented so well it just makes sense!"

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 " Great collection/aggregation of available information in a distilled format.  I like that we can take the "gems" away."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Excellent-more learned in the two hours than usually learn in a whole series."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Essential if you don't have time to read!  Cliff notes of all the emotional development books."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Fantastic and absolutely needed."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Excellent- a basis for how to accomplish the most important things-our child's fulfillment/purpose."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Very informative, laid back and fun!"

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "An excellent survey overview introduction to the best thinking on early childhood development and parenting skills."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Amazing skills to have for parenting."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Very educational!"

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Very good; very worthwhile."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

"Empowering, supportive, caring."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Excellent topics to try and absorb."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "Good to have recommendations about how to do things differently and helped me to think about having identification of feelings and emotions to be part of our everyday life."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "I love thinking about the way I interact with her (giving choices, etc.) and how it helps her develop her sense of self and inner dialog."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 "So now after taking 3 classes, the information that I have learned, and passed on to my sister has contributed to my sister's knowledge base in raising her child.  And as an aunt, I have been able to contribute to my niece's life by choosing age-appropriate and educational gifts and books, by having conversations with my sister about raising her child, and by just feeling more involved in my niece's life, even from a distance."

- Debby Jagerman- Temperament Workshop

 "Informational- helps you relate better with your child."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

 " Lots of very good info.  Emotionally compelling too!"

- Language Workshop Parent

 " The variety of wonderful things parents can do to contribute to the healthy brain and language of their children."

- Language Workshop Parent

 "How vocabulary and grammar are developed and how they interact."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Tools to faster development of language and items that inhibit it!"

- Language Workshop Parent

 " The birth to 3 years development and how critical it is."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " How language pathways are developed in the brain."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Be present- talk and expand sentences.  She will learn only because she's heard or read the words."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Loved the idea of telling child a story about themselves."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Eating together as a family without anything on is very very important."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Oral interaction, routine for evening security, emotional development."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " It is very important for a new mother to come to these seminars.  The information is so valuable for a first time mother.  It gives you information that you might never know."

- Language Workshop Parent

 "  Everybody should know this information if you want to be a better parent."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Refreshing, knowledgeable, and depth of understanding childrens' development."

- Language Workshop Attendee

 " A must attend."

- Language Workshop Attendee

 " Radical and yet obvious.  Jam packed with information and inspiration."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Informative with great real world experience."

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Info packed, survey of research with useful advice."

- Language Workshop Parent

 "I always learn so much from your classes and the understanding of the science of the brain."

- Language Workshop Parent

 "  A must attend for new parents and old.  Great research based information-very rich."

- Language Workshop Parent

 "A systematic lecture covering techniques that will bolster the early development of a child's language abilities. The talk did an effective job of outlining simple techniques to employ while simultaneously cautioning against things to avoid.  It's definitely worth the time and expense to attend!"

- Language Workshop Parent

 " Hit all the high points with some good solid advice."

- School Readiness Workshop

 " Very helpful in learning about the different curriculum.  Good introduction to the different schools and identifying my objectives."

- School Readiness Workshop

 " It provided very valuable insight as to why my child is who she is and how we can push her to expand her horizons."

- Temperament Workshop Attendee

 " I am more confident and more curious about experimenting and observing."

- Temperament Workshop Attendee

 " I learned how my own temperament can shape how I relate to my dids and how to be more compassionate to my kids' needs."

- Temperament Workshop Attendee

 "I loved the energy of the presenter (Christine)"

- Infant Motor Development & it's Connection to School Readiness Workshop Attendee

 " The part of the session I liked best...so active! Loved the info! Thank you!"

- Infant Motor Development & it's Connection to School Readiness Workshop Attendee

 " I liked how movement was incorporated and how the information was explained in an easy to understand matter."

- Infant Motor Development & it's Connection to School Readiness Workshop Attendee

 "Keep the enthusiasm! Be sure to invite Christine again!"

- Infant Motor Development & it's Connection to School Readiness Workshop Attendee

 "The part I liked best was the Dendrite Dance! It was specific and fun enough to do with all my students- from 1 year to highschool!"

- Infant Motor Development & it's Connection to School Readiness Workshop Attendee

 " I liked the practical appreciation and enthusiasm!"

- Infant Motor Development & it's Connection to School Readiness Workshop Attendee

 "Very much needed when raising a toddler. Excellent workshop!"

- Workshop Attendee

 "A great workshop that will give you tools to deal with the behaviors of your child."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 "Great perspective into behavior-useful, practical suggestions for guiding babies/kids through their growth."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 "Helpful,enlightening,insightful!"

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

"A wonderful opportunity to gain the knowledge of the literature available in a fraction of the time." 

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 " A great way to start answering the questions relating to how to parent, no matter if your kid is a newborn or 7."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 "Great for busy moms and dads who need to learn the way to communicate with the child from where they are."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 "A helpful and practical workshop aimed at real and tangible ways to think about the social/emotional development and deal with behavioral issues that come up at each stage."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 "Every parent should take it! Great overview of development and resources on how to react or be proactive."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

 "Interesting and useful workshop.  Great ideas and a good bibliography."

- Creativity Workshop Attendee

 "Extremely helpful and encouraging!"

- Creativity Workshop Attendee

 "Great concrete information about the importance of slowing down and playing, and how this will actually allow our kids to be more intelligent."

- Creativity Workshop Attendee

"This workshop gave me so many tools in my "discipline"/ parenting toolbox and great communication tools for every day life."
 

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

"This gives invaluable skills and resources to grow yourself personally to be a better person and therefore parent to your child."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

"Informative, relaxed and helpful."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

"Great science and research with practical advice and real life solutions!"

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

"A must workshop for every parent."

- Social Emotional Workshop Attendee

" My husband and I were blown away by how they school readiness class allowed us to find common ground to talk about what we wanted for our kid because we came from very different backgrounds."

- School Readiness Attendee

"Very informative with lots to think about and try to put into practice."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

"Excellent insight into child's mental state and how to work/communicate with them."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

"An opportunity to understand the key points of our child's emotional/social development."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

"A great synthesis of positive parenting materials."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

"A great way to gain a better understanding of what's going on in your little person's brain."

- Social Emotional Workshop Parent

Baby Class

 " It's a lot of fun and babies love it!"

- Parent

 " Do it!  It is a great opportunity for your child to grow and get more social interactions."

- Baby Parent

 "  My baby tolerates tummy time now."

- Baby Parent

 "  Nurturing Pathways® is a fabulous experience both for babies and parents/ caregivers.  You learn activities you can do at home.  An added bonus is it is a workout for parents/ caregivers.  I would highly recommend this class!"

- Baby Parent

 " Great opportunity to learn about brain development, bond with your baby, learn new things to do at home, and have fun."

- Baby Parent

 " Gets me excited to come and see him learn and understand things more than I thought I would."

- Baby Parent

 " It makes me more aware of ways to incorporate brain-building play into everyday experiences."

- Baby Parent

 " I love having dance, music, and movement as part of our regular routine.  Nurturing Pathways® has helped bring all of this to our parenting."

- Baby Parent

 " You need to do it.  It was THE class/ activity I was looking for.  I always learn a lot."

- Baby Parent

 " I am completely blown away by this class.  I do not know how it could get any better!"

- Baby Parent

 " Most comprehensive, science-based, fun  parent/baby class out there!"

- Baby Parent

"I love the music and singing songs!  Because of this class, I now interact with my son with more purpose."

- Baby Parent

 " A really fun way to experience movement and brain development with lots of other benefits."

- Baby Parent

 "He now loves tummy time and is starting to become mobile.  He likes to roll all over the place."

- Baby Parent

 " Bonding, I feel so much more connected to my child. This is my second baby and this was our first chance to get out one on one. She is rolling and sitting up, and I’m convinced it’s because of NP.

- Baby Parent

 "An all-around valuable experience-meeting other moms and babies, physical activity/development, educational.

- Baby Parent

 "It’s fun for babies and mamas! We look forward to class every week. We love the songs, dancing and shape making-also making new friends.

- Baby Parent

"It’s such a rich experience for the little ones and you learn so much about the growth and development.”

- Baby Parent

" I love the educational aspect of child development and understanding the sensory experiences of babies.  I've learned so many songs and things to do at home with my son!"

- Baby Parent

" Freaking awesome and so fun!"

- Baby Parent

"My baby has gained social skills and patience.  I've learned some good tummy time techniques."

- Baby Parent

" I think it has improved gross motor skills.  When repeated at home, the nursery rhymes help him calm down and be still for a moment.  They make him very happy!"

- Baby Parent

"Do it and do it early!"

- Baby Parent

"It's been a fun thing to add to our day and something we both look forward to.  It's a time for fun, learning, and a way to slow down."

- Baby Parent

"Class is great~ My daughter loves it and she always  has a developmental leap after class."

- Baby Parent

"Social-giving the babies a chance to play and to meet other parents has been my favorite part.  Developmental lessons have been very useful and interesting."

- Romp & Roll Parent

"My child has developed a stronger core and is more opent to tummy time since we started.  She even rolled over for the first time & I think coming here contributed to her learning!"

- Baby Parent

"Excellent classes and very good teaching for babies' physical, emotional and mental selves."

- Baby Parent

"It really helped my 20 month old open up to learning how to use his body."

- Baby Parent

"Like a cross between PEPS and baby gym."

- Romp & Roll Parent

"Great class!"

- Romp & Roll Parent

"It's a great way to learn different ways to interact and play with your baby."

- Romp & Roll Parent

"Sign up! Learn fun ways to interact with your baby while learning about their development!"

- Baby Parent

"Join in! Really nice and great ideas for home."

- Baby Parent

"Do it! I've told friends that it's a great format to get moving, meet other parents and learn about development."

- Baby Parent

Love learning how to enrich play with my baby. Love the community and info on development.

- Baby Parent

Waddler Class

 " It's our favorite and has been since they were babies- I recommend it to everyone who has an infant."

- Waddler Parent

 " That it's the way to learn to play with your child while knowing that play is beneficial in multiple ways."

- Waddler Parent

 The benefits my child has received from the class are, " confidence, socialization, learning patience, playing with older kids and other parents."

- Waddler Parent

" Love, love, love Christine!  You are a fantastic, warm, positive, welcoming teacher."

- Waddler Parent

 " This is the best, most comprehensive class a kid can take!"

- Waddler Parent

" Watching her think and understand the concepts has been very rewarding."

- Waddler Parent

 " Non stop and engaged and a very rich class in every way."

- Waddler Parent

 "Join this class.  The benefits are endless and you can see the benefits in your child's development."

- Waddler Parent

 " It's a must!"

- Waddler Parent

 " Huge value! I appreciate the brain bites in class, Monday Missives and advice/reading lists/sense of encouragement the teacher (Christine) gives to us."

- Waddler Parent

 " Nurturing Pathways® rocks!  It is a fantastic class that helps our babies grow their bodies an minds, work on patience and attention span and builds community with other moms and has great music and smart, compassionate parents."

- Waddler Parent

 "It is awesome, Christine is a talented, and inspiring teacher!

- Waddler Parent

 "Come! You and your little one will love it!

- Waddler Parent

 " Socialization, learning to wait, coordination, song recognition,balance,and lots of fun.

- Waddler Parent

"NP is a body and mind activity directly with immediate links to the emotional development.  It's absolutely invaluable.">

- Parent

"It’s great seeing her stimulation and learning in action.  I love watching her explore and experiment in her world; testing attachment and detachment.  Her growing confidence makes me happy!”

- Waddler Parent

"The window to be able to truly influence and invest in the development of our child’s Neuro pathways is finite-get it while you can.”

- Waddler Parent

>" Each week there are special moments- it’s great watching his confidence increase.”

- Waddler Parent

"I love watching him integrate things we do in class.”

- Waddler Parent

"I like all the fun concepts that help nurture and develop their learning skills."

- Waddler Parent

"The class has given me great new ideas of things for us to do at home."

- Waddler Parent

" I like learning about how movement affects brain development and how challenging and energetic the environment is!"

- Waddler Parent

" My child has learned how to move her body, follow  directions, and follow multiple steps.  It's amazing to watch her learn and grow."

- Waddler Parent

"Essential to mind body awareness and parent child bonding."

- Waddler Parent

"Enriching the growing up process nurturing the body and brain.  Strengthening the mind, body and soul."

- Waddler Parent

"Comprehensive curriculum for coordination and brain development!"

- Waddler Parent

" We've been taking NP classes since my son was 5 months old and he always shows great progress, but this session he's truly blossomed.  He does so many of the nursery rhyme motions and sound effects with me at home-it's amazing!"

- Waddler Parent

"My child has much better balance and understands words for body parts and what to do with them."

- Waddler Parent

" Listening/following directions seems better/more intentional.  Improved balance and all skills seem to progress through dance!"

- Waddler Parent

" Substantially longer attention span and ability to delay gratification because of these classes!"

- Waddler Parent

"This is a great class for parent-child bonding and growing baby's mind & body."

- Waddler Parent

"My daughter was not very patient and had a lack of focus, but she taught her how to focus during class.  My daughter surprisingly became much more focused!"

- Waddler Parent

"I love that everything in class is explained why it is important for your child. Because of this we are more likely to implement at home."

- Waddler Parent

"Best child/parent class I've ever taken. I'm a nanny and have taken many child/parent classes (Gymboree, Little Gym, Music Together...). This class incorporates them all."

- Waddler Parent

"Brilliant mix of music and movement - all connected to brain development."

- Waddler Parent

"Kids love it; there's no other class exactly like it - blend of movement and music"

- Waddler Parent

"I have loved watching him grow in his coordination and learning how much he is capable of."

- Waddler Parent

"If you are stuck and do not know what to do with your child, this program will help!"

- Waddler Parent

"More sweetness, more bonding, more comfort and fun with my son."

- Waddler Parent

"It's a great way to bond more with your kid while having  fun and having them learn building blocks to self-regulation, expression, organization."

- Waddler Parent

"Wonderful way to connect with your baby and fellow parents."

- Waddler Parent

"I always tell friends that if they only take one class with their kiddos, this one is the most valuable."

- Waddler Parent

Wonderful class for early child development, great for bonding child and nanny. Fun for adults, great for making friends. See positive effects fast!

- Waddler Parent

Toddler Class

 " Worth time, energy, money; very valuable to child's development."

- Toddler Parent

 " Of all the classes we take the kids to, this one is the best!"

- Toddler Parent

 " Yes!! I would recommend this class.  It helps with everything, moving, becoming more active, follow directions and being more cooperative."

- Toddler Parent

 " Great class; efficient, and accurate.  Instructor is exceptionally knowledgeable about child development."

- Toddler Parent

 " Really like how you encourage the kids and their participation.  And we appreciate your enthusiasm!"

- Toddler Parent

 " It's a great class!  Good movement and music with well thought out and researched benefits for all areas of development."

- Toddler Parent

 " An enriching and fun weekly class that enhances physical and mental development; highly interactive."

- Toddler Parent

 "Great class for active children who need a challenge."

- Toddler Parent

 " Wonderful, fun and totally worth the money."

- Toddler Parent

 " I feel that it does a multiple duty, my kids get to play, socialize, dance all the while I'm learning techniques and learning tools to facilitate a healthy productive childhood!"

- Toddler Parent

 " It gives me and my son confidence.  Provides enriching play.  I rest knowing I am doing all I can for my son."

- Toddler Parent

 " It gives a huge boost to development and I would start it ASAP."

- Toddler Parent

 " It is the single most enriching and powerful activity you can do with your child."

- Toddler Parent

 "Christine- you are the most wonderful parent resource in my life. Thanks for all your helpful advice."

- Toddler Parent

 " It is a great class- really different from other "gym" or "dance" classes.  It is an opportunity for my child to learn while playing."

- Toddler Parent

 " It is very valuable time I can spend with my child and watch the "spark" in his eyes.  Do it!"

- Toddler Parent

 " She began the first steps of reading just before Christmas.  I believe this is directly related to class.  She will sit down and read stores to her animals."

- Toddler Parent

 " Better coordination, social skills, listening and following directions. Plus- Fun!"

- Toddler Parent

 " Nice pre-school primer due to self-regulation practice (waiting, following instructions) and self-esteem with other kids."

- Toddler Parent

 " We love our dance class and really appreciate Christine's teaching style which is passionate, patient, and consistently enjoyable."

- Toddler Parent

 " First time my daughter was so proud of herself that she ran to Christine and said ' I did it!'"

- Toddler Parent

 "Right after the last class my child took her first 2 steps- definitely stimulated by the class."

- Toddler Parent

 " His independence and perseverance just clicking and trying new things that last session he wouldn't try" is a magic moment I remember.

- Toddler Parent

 The benefits my child has received from the class are, " confidence, better coordination, language of her body parts..."

- Toddler Parent

 " I love to watch my child follow Christine and when he says' I am so proud of myself'."

- Toddler Parent

 "I like how dancing is incorporated into different kinds of learning about the body."

- Toddler Parent

 " Developmental dance with great combination of skills in one hour."

- Toddler Parent

 " Great class- a lot for the toddler to learn.  Concentration, bodies, and fun!"

- Toddler Parent

 "She's gone through a tremendous transformation over the past 4 months and I know your class helps build her confidence, so thank you!"

- Parent-Meredyth Guerrero

 "I love to watch both the increased proficiency in the obstacle course over the session and also the ability to listen and watch and put together complex movements and concepts."

- Toddler Parent

 "I recommend this to friends all the time-  it's fun, engaging for parent and kid."

- Toddler Parent

 "An enriching experience that leaves her feeling good about herself and age appropriate activities that help her develop in all areas."

- Toddler Parent

 "It is a fabulous program with an outstanding researched lesson each week that teaches all aspects of development.  It is wonderful!"

- Toddler Parent

 " A class that keeps him interested and engaged week after week."

- Toddler Parent

  "The structure and consistency of class has greatly improved his social skills.”

- Toddler Parent

 " It is a wonderful, unique class.  My son moves his body in ways he never did before."

- Toddler Parent

 " Something that is stimulating, unique and physical.  Also great value for the money and time."

- Toddler Parent

 " Creative opportunities that stretch experience, but also have memorable rituals and patterns.  This is a great class because of it."

- Toddler Parent

 "Do it!  It's a great experience for development and good exercise."

- Toddler Parent

 " Definitely take part!  It has been a very valuable resource for how to play in a meaningful way.  ( Besides having lots of fun!)"

- Toddler Parent

"It is the most important gift you can give your child in their early neurological and social development.  It is fun, social, challenging, directly connected to healthy brain development and gives me ideas and activities to do at home with my son.”

- Toddler Parent

 " My child has amazing balance and body awareness."

- Toddler Parent

 " I tribute her patience when having to wait for something (delayed gratification skill) to the class. She supports herself by singing the song “Now I’m waiting…”

- Toddler Parent

  Socialization, following directions,playtime,coordination

- Toddler Parent

 "
Great information on brain development and challenging my child.

- Toddler Parent

 "This class is extremely beneficial to your child's development."

- Toddler Parent

"My daughter has amazing balance and body awareness.  She has great gross motor skills.  I tribute her patience when having to wait for something in 'delayed gratification' to the class.  She supports herself by singing the song "Now I'm waiting..."

- Toddler Parent

"Have been amazed by the things he has learned to do physically- balancing, body understanding as well as self-control and the transferability of many of the skills.” 

- Toddler Parent

"Great learning for both the kids and the parents!  Fun for both too!”

- Toddler Parent

"Such a wonderful balance of structure and fun."

- Toddler Parent

"Nurturing Pathways® has given me tools and ideas for interacting with my child and new ways to be imaginative.  I so enjoy and appreciate the explicit connection to the brain science."

- Toddler Parent

"We love it!  Our favorite class; high energy, engaging and well thought out activities.  I'm an OT & I appreciate all the info on neuro development.  Thanks for all the vestibular- NO ear infections ever."

- Toddler Parent

"Good exercise and mental stimulation/socialization for mamas too.  Good ideas about how to foster development at home and types of toys and activities.  Good ideas for how to help toddlers wait."

- Toddler Parent

"Excellent knowledge share of child's development and brain.  Active class that teaches self awareness, pushes child to try improving skills, but most of all very fun!  Lost of singing, interactive play & dance."

- Toddler Parent

"This is the best and most thorough movement class available to the Seattle toddler community."

- Toddler Parent

"It's the best "enrichment" money you will spend on your child's development and it is exuberant fun for both kids and caregivers!"

- Toddler Parent

"Fun, unique, amazing class!"

- Toddler Parent

"Teaches kids all kinds of skills in age appropriate ways and teaches mom/caregiver tons of things to do at home."

- Toddler Parent

"Wonderful in every way!"

- Toddler Parent

"Builds confidence, emotional intelligence, expands movement capabilities."

- Toddler Parent

"My child loves it! Highly recommended!"

- Toddler Parent

"Helps him connect more with his body and express himself through movement."

- Toddler Parent

Fabulous. so important for understanding your child, their development and kinds love it.

- Toddler Parent