Changing of Seasons
by Debra Tolson, ICEA President
It’s that time of year in the U.S. where change is occurring with the season. Summer is changing to Fall. The leaves are turning from greens to beautiful reds, yellows and browns. There are those who embrace the change and the beauty that it brings. Others long for what was and may struggle with the changes. Change may not be easy yet it brings a different pace, a different way of doing things, a different style.
At ICEA we have been preparing for change and turning to colors of orange, purple and blue. A committed group of ladies have worked extremely hard to bring changes and updates to the Childbirth Educator Study Guide and the Postpartum Doula Study Guide. Each program will now be will be color coded for easy identification. Each of the programs will now have a similar feel and flow to help those who are seeking multiply certifications. For those already committed to certification, you will have the option to continue with the program you signed up for or move to the updated programs.
It is important that all those seeking certification are set up for success. With that in mind, ICEA has launched the Mentorship Program with experienced educators to support those seeking certification. I would encourage you to go to the ICEA website and sign up to either mentor those seeking certification or to be mentored through the process.
With the updated Childbirth Educator program completed, we have turned our focus to getting the online version up and running. I know many were disappointed when we found the need to take the online Childbirth Educator Program down. That decision was made so we could provide a better program that would meet the needs of those seeking certification. As with the updated study guides, we have a strong team working extremely hard to produce a quality online program. So keep your eyes tuned to our social media, newsletter, and website for the unveiling of the online program……..coming soon!
Flourishing for ICEA,
Debra Tolson, ICEA President
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.