An in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and infant-toddler consultant, Elsa Chahin has more than 20 years experience working with infants, children and youth populations around the globe. Ms. Chahin has served as a keynote speaker and presenter at over 150 national and international conferences and seminars on the topic of caring for babies with respect. She has also been featured as an online parenting expert for early childhood development and special needs topics.
Elsa Chahin – Nurturing Children in Institutional, Outside Family Care at the recent The World Forum
The mission of the World Forum Foundation is to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.
To date, over 4,000 early childhood professionals from more than 80 countries have participated in the following World Forum gatherings. Here, Elsa speak at the recent World Forum Foundation in Auckland | New Zealand.
As one of only two certified and accredited Pikler® Trainers in North America, Ms. Chahin is currently President of the internationally renown non-profit corporation, Pikler/Loczy USA, through which she carries on the mission of Dr. Emmi Pikler, that of raising healthy, happy children. With extensive training in the field, Ms. Chahin, raised in both Mexico and the United States, is also bilingual, as well as conversational in French.
A skilled translator who has worked with multicultural students, including at-risk, orphaned, abandoned and learning disabled children, Ms. Chahin is a gifted facilitator that brings her expertise in her consulting and advisory positions to new mothers/parents.
A staunch advocate of early childhood education and development, Ms. Chahin, also a RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, and PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Care) Trainer, is that rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity.
In addition, Ms. Chahin earned executive certificates in transformational non-profit leadership and fundraising and grant strategies from Notre Dame University.
To read articles by Elsa Chahin:
Help your kids with ADD/ADHD become authentic and confident
Caregiving with respect, Important lessons for the Pikler Institute
The Pikler Institute, A unique approach to caring for children