The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) was invited to participate in the 3rd workday of Early Childhood Development-Growth, organized by the Municipal Health Center of the city of Tres Arroyos, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
GEAP volunteers in the country attended along with professionals from the Ignacio Pirovano Municipal Hospital, students from the children's Therapeutic Assistance, psychologists and kindergarten teachers to study and analyze aspects related to the upbringing of infants at an early age.
The day began with words from María Isabel Tarchinale, doctor pediatrician clinic; specialists María Susana Maquieira, creator of the site EducaRed of the portal EducaRed, and Graciela Ottaviano, expert in Early Child Development Care, who developed the theme "Co-building shared spaces", with sub-themes:
The patterns of aging, play, limits, tantrums, sleep, food, among others, and their accompaniment in educational spaces.
The lectures focused on the child's freedom to develop, based on the vision of Emmi Pikler (Austrian pediatrician specializing in child development) who perceives the child as an active, competent being, capable of initiatives.
The vision is an alternative method of early childhood education (0-3 years) that recommends leaving the child completely free to develop, a pedagogy based on the autonomy of the infant and the non-interventionist attitude of the adult.
They also made reference to the Ecological Developmental Theory of Urie Bronfenbrenner, and the First Basic Emotions of Antonio Damasio. Also, to the writings of Carolina Sujoy Psychoanalyst-Psychoanalyst, specialist in Perinatal Mental Health and Growth.
The event took place in the Aula Magna Prof.Susana Dibbern of the Regional Center for Higher Studies of Tres Arroyos (CRESTA).
The Peace Activists in Argentina joined this event for their interest in peace and the integral well-being of the human being, a work promoted by the GEAP at the international level. (See GEAP mission and objectives)