24. February 2018 - 9:00

Greater Toronto Area Level 1 | Saturday, 24. February 2018

Babywearing Educator Course, Level 1
Cost: $375 + HST = $423.75
Payment & registration may be sent to canadianbabywearing@gmail.com
To register, send us your name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate,course you are registering for, email, phone number & EMT payment.
*Your space is held only when registration & payment has been recieved. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss a payment plan.

This two-day workshop is designed to provide retailers, manufacturers, professionals working with new families & babywearing enthusiasts with the information and skills required to safely advocate for babywearing in their practice.

Focus will be on:
*Understanding the advantages and limitations of the different types of baby carriers (stretchy & woven wraps, ring slings, mei tais & buckles)
*How babywearing can facilitate the transition to parenthood and serve as an important health intervention
*Safe carrier usage
*Current babywearing industry issues, regulations, standards & climate
*Business building, working collaboratively within the industry, price setting etc
*Special situations such as multiples, premies & more
*Each class is unique & is custom designed to suit the needs of the participants.

Participants will receive:
*Certificate of Completion
*Access to purchase into a Babywearing Educators group insurance policy
*Membership in a CBS Educator's Facebook Group for networking, questions, keeping current with the industry & more
*Periodic offers from our manufacturer & retailer members for Educator discounts on carriers for your teaching library

We believe strongly in the parent/infant dyad & welcome your baby to class! The hands on nature of this class does make it difficult to complete with a busy toddler. Please contact us if you're unsure about attending with your baby.

About our instructor:
Arie Brentnall is a synergistic public speaker & consultant focusing her energies on improving public health through babywearing. Through her Canadian Babywearing School, she has taught at workshops & conferences across North America as well as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden & Australia. She is Vice-Chair of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance & has served on the BCIA Board since its inception in 2010. Her experience in the babywearing industry spans more than 10 years; she has previously owned Canada's largest online babywearing retail store, sat on other related boards & continues to accept consulting contracts within the industry. Her work with companies of all sizes maintains a focus on achieving regulatory compliance, increased sales & consumer satisfaction. In addition to teaching Babywearing Educator’s workshops, Arie has taught her sessions to hundreds of health & community workers, with a goal of creating a babywearing culture in Canada.
  • Our Level 1 workshop is approaching quickly - can you believe we are already a week into February! Many of you have shown interest in this event, if you have any questions, please feel free to post them here and Arie or I will address them. The location is very easily accessible via public transit. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks!!
  • Will you also be hosting a Level 2 in the GTA? Thanks :)
  • We are taking registrations for this class now! Payment plans are available as well!
  • Auditing available?