These Web pages are written by Phyllis Porter, (in a joint effort with Bob, her husband) as well as occasional Guest Columnists with the hope of helping parents, Educarers, and others learn more about the wonderful and magical "World of Infants".
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About Phyllis Porter, M.A.
Master's Degree in Human Development, specializing in Infancy (0-3).
Studied with Magda Gerber at the R.I.E. training center (Resource for Infant Educarers) in Los Angeles.
Studied at the Pikler Institue in Budapest
A.M.S. (American Montessori Society) Certified trainer for Montessori Infant and Toddler program.
Previous N.A.E.Y.C. Validator (Nat'l. Assoc. for the Educ. of Young Children)
Previous Member Minnesota I.T.T.I. Advisory Board (MN Infant Toddler Training Intensive)
Previous Director of Mount Olivet Intergenerational Daycare in Minneapolis
Previous Lead Infant EDUCARER and Staff Trainer at a well known daycare.
Parenting educator and consultant.
A lifetime of passionately loving infants and being involved in their care.
Regularly a Speaker at numerous Conventions
Keynote Speaker: Dayton, Ohio DAYC Conference in 2010
AMS National Conference in NYC in 2007
2002 A.M.S. National Conference(American Montessori Society) Wash., D.C.
Mn.A.E.Y.C. (Minnesota Assoc. for the Educ. of Young Children)
Early Childhood Education Conference at Univ. of Wisconsin - Stout
1996 A.C.E.I. World Conference in Sopron, Hungary (Assoc. for Childhood Educ. Int'l.)
Midwest A.E.Y.C. regional conference in S. Dakota
A.P.P.P.A.H. Baby Summit 1998 in Minneapolis (Assoc. for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health)
Many other conferences in MN
Previously Professional Memberships in all of the following organizatons
N.A.E.Y.C. (Nat'l. Assoc. for the Educ. of Young Children)
A.C.E.I. (Assoc. for Childhood Educ. Int'l.)
A.M.S. (American Montessori Society)
Zero to Three Organization
M.E.C.S.A.T.A. (Minnesota Early Childhood and School Age Trainers' Association)
N.A.R.E.A. (North American Reggio Emilia Alliance)