Travelling around the globe teaching isn't for everyone, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I guess I like to romanticize the impact of education and the benefits that my students can have on those around the world. Although, I am a realist and I know I can't do it on my own - it does take a village of caring people doing their part to make a difference.
Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 18, 2008
After travelling more than 3,500 miles and visiting fifteen different cities throughout the Pacific Seaboard, the Rocky Mountain West, the Midwestern region and Western Canada, the Liddle Kidz Foundation will be arriving in Delaware at the half point of their innovative and certainly most auspicious 2008-2009 Liddle Kidz Educational North American "Touch Tour" - the first infant and pediatric massage tour in the nation. In a continued effort to make the 2008 Liddle Kidz "Touch Tour" the most inclusive and engaging in history, Liddle Kidz Founder Tina Allen, and Delaware's very own Patty Draper, Founder of September Mornings, have rolled out a series of official events open to parents and professionals in the Wilmington, Delaware area.
From the beginning, Tina Allen with her Liddle Kidz Foundation (LKF) has been a woman on a mission. With each infant and Pediatric Massage educational offering the petit visionary has endeavored to create an experience of lasting worth and substance for her students. At various points in her career, she has not only worked with and treated those of all ages from the adult non-ambulatory to the terminally ill and the frail elderly, but also hospitalized infants and children. Allen has chosen children around the world, arguably the most important to focus her work on - although success in her own mind is purely conditional on the caliber of the Foundations work. "We have no interest in being the largest educational training organization of our kind if we aren't the best. That's the only way being the biggest would mean anything", says Allen.
Ultimately, what's set LKF apart is the visionary passion of the Founder and the organization's contemporary and modern brand of educational trainings, which mixes the latest information based on up to date research and tried and true methods based on Allen's own experience within hospital and healthcare settings, or working directly with parents themselves. These educational sessions also offer a comprehensive and information packed segment on modern marketing which will enable students to succeed in their new ventures.
LKF is managing to become a world wide educational phenomenon without sacrificing credibility.
"In an industry where you're trying to create a new mold, you have to adopt a do-it-yourself work ethos if you want to succeed", says Allen. "Travelling around the globe teaching isn't for everyone, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I guess I like to romanticize the impact of education and the benefits that my students can have on those around the world. Although, I am a realist and I know I can't do it on my own - it does take a village of caring people doing their part to make a difference."
Details on each special activity and event in the Delaware area are provided below. While these events are open to the public, registration for the educational trainings is required. Additional information is posted on the Liddle Kidz Foundation website.
August 15 - 17, 2008
Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training
Venue: Exceptional Care for Children | Wilmington, DE
Times: 10am - 6pm each day
August 20, 2008
Special Presentations on Pediatric Massage Therapy by Liddle Kidz Foundation's Tina Allen
Venue: Delaware's Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS)
Times: 2 special sessions | Healthcare Professional Session 10 am - 12:30 pm &
Parent Session 6 pm - 8 pm
August 23 - 24, 2008
Certified Infant Massage Teacher Training
Venue: The Mary Campbell Center | Wilmington, DE
Times: 10 am - 6pm each day
About Tina Allen
With over a decade of service to children and families, Tina Allen, founder of leading children's health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz Foundation, has become an internationally respected educator and expert in the field of Infant Massage and children's massage therapy. She is a Certified Pediatric Massage Master Teacher, Developmental Baby Massage Teacher and a Licensed Massage Therapist with specialized training in providing massage therapy for children with special healthcare needs. Tina's innovative approach to children's health has allowed her the unique opportunity to educate families and professionals in the many benefits of nurturing and compassionate touch.
About Liddle Kidz
Since its inception, the goal of the Liddle Kidz Foundation has been to empower families and professionals to provide nurturing touch: building stronger, more loving bonds with children. Liddle Kidz provides training, education and support for families and professionals, giving them the tools necessary to ensure the safe, professional practice of nurturing touch and developmental movement with infants and children. At Liddle Kidz it is our true it is our true belief that children are our greatest gift and should be treated with extraordinary care!
About the Touch Tour series:
The North American Touch Tour is a traveling infant and pediatric massage series of presentations, workshops and educational opportunities for families and professionals sponsored by the Liddle Kidz Foundation. The Tour Series launched in Los Angeles in March and has scheduled appearances in San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Boise, Boulder, Omaha, Des Moines, Madison, Milwaukee, Delaware, New York, Manchester, Ottawa, Toronto, Grand Rapids and Calgary, continues through the Midwest and West Coast, before taking a tour break to provide educational workshops in Thailand and Turkey.
About September Mornings
September mornings are very special times in a child's life -- No matter what circumstances or challenges lay in front of a child, we provide a safe and comforting environment so each child may feel valued and is given the opportunity to reconnect with themselves, as well as with those around them ~ all nurtured by people who touch their lives. September Mornings provides a unique blend of massage therapy services for children who are living with special needs or may be battling the challenges that accompany chronic illness. Services include individualized massage therapy programs developed by licensed practitioners who are specialized in training to work with your child's special needs, as well as providing educational support for families, caregivers and healthcare providers alike. September Mornings also provides relaxation and therapeutic massage services to those individuals who wish to support our Mission in touching the lives of those children who we deeply and passionately serve.
Liddle Kidz Foundation
Kristina Leone, Program Coordinator
asst2tinaallen @ liddlekidz.com