Melina G.
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Melina Gac Levin
Brooklyn
Support Group Facilitator Baby Sleep Consultant Newborn/Parenting Educator Parenting coach
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About me

​I am an infant and toddler development specialist with over a decade of experience working with families. I support young children and their families to find joy and comfort in themselves, each other and their community. My approach is built on developmental theory and research, personal and professional experience, and my desire to get to know your unique family and child.

How I work with parents

I provide parenting classes, phone and in-person consultations that are comprehensive and approachable. I condense the many voices telling you how to parent into a manageable field of possibilities. My goal is to help parents discover the tools and confidence to parent the child they have.

My training & experience

I am an adjunct faculty member at Bank Street Graduate School of Education where I teach about infant and toddler development. I taught preschool for several years, most recently as a lead teacher at the Family Center at Brooklyn Friends School. I have presented at multiple professional conferences including at Bank Street's Infancy Institute and the NYSAIS Diversity and Equity in Curriculum Conference. I regularly present workshops and classes for both parents and professionals in my field.

I hold a dual M.S.Ed. in Infant and Family Development and Early Childhood General & Special Education from Bank Street College of Education, and a B.A. from Columbia University. I am trained in infant massage through Loving Touch Intl. and baby & child yoga through Asana Alphabet.

I am a mother.

Home Visit
Description:
The fullest support for your relationship, and the most informed advice on how to move forward. I can bring any of my classes to you, or consult in person.
List Of Services:
  • Intake questionnaire
  • 1.5-2 hour home visit
  • Customized plan and resource list
  • 30 min follow up call
Price:
$350
Comprehensive Consultation
Description:
Pair in-depth conversation with tailored advice and longer-term support.
Virtual services provided:
List Of Services:
  • One hour phone consultation
  • Customized plan and resource list
  • Thirty minute follow-up call
Price:
$250
One Hour Phone Consultation
Description:
Looking to understand a particular issue from a developmental perspective? ​A phone consultation can help you clarify your expectations and define your approach.
Virtual services provided:
List Of Services:
  • Intake questionnaire.
  • One hour phone call
Price:
$140 for 1 hour

Sibling magic

by Melina G.

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time for a family! we will look at how to prepare before baby as well as the first few years of sibling-ho...
September 28
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03PM - 04PM
The Wild (formerly Wild Was Mama), Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1 yr and beyond New parent support

Baby sleep in the first year

by Melina G.

Sleep unfolds uniquely for every family. we will demystify baby sleep by discussing how infants develop, how to support babies in this process, and...
October 05
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10AM - 12PM
Parent Craft, Garden Apartment, 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Baby care & feeding New parent support

Understanding toddler emotions

by Melina G.

As parents of toddlers well know, a toddler’s emotional life is vivid. it is the source of great joy! and it is also often the source of the challe...
October 05
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03PM - 04PM
The Wild (formerly Wild Was Mama), Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1 yr and beyond

Your baby understood

by Melina G.

A baby’s first year is a time of rapid growth and development for the whole family! learn practical information and skills to support your baby thr...
November 02
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10AM - 12PM
Parent Craft, Garden Apartment, 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Baby care & feeding New parent support

Mindful potty training

by Melina G.

Like all milestones, learning to use the potty is a unique and individual process for each child. learn about the ins and outs of toilet learning f...
November 02
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03PM - 04PM
The Wild (formerly Wild Was Mama), Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1 yr and beyond

Sibling magic

by Melina G.

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time for a family! we will look at how to prepare before baby as well as the first few years of sibling-ho...
November 23
|
03PM - 04PM
The Wild (formerly Wild Was Mama), Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1 yr and beyond New parent support

Understanding toddler emotions

by Melina G.

As parents of toddlers well know, a toddler’s emotional life is vivid. it is the source of great joy! and it is also often the source of the challe...
December 07
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03PM - 04PM
The Wild (formerly Wild Was Mama), Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1 yr and beyond