What is Moving~from the Start?

Tris Barber created Moving~from the Start so that teachers and parents will anticipate movement as an important part of young children’s development and have fun responding to the needs of each child at home and in early care and education settings.

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Tris Barber, MA, is a certified Infant Developmental Movement Educator, and a specialist in the field of infant and toddler mental health and development.  Her expertise in early childhood development and the importance of early relationships inform her consultation practice with families, teachers, and administrators.


Tris’s ‘Moving- from the Start” is a cohesive program building resilience and promoting wellness.  It is the foundation of all Tris’s teaching. In addition, she trains nationally, “Partners for a Healthy Baby” home visiting curriculum (FSU Center for Prevention) and is an online instructor for Early Learning Florida.


Ms. Barber advocates for birth-to-three children, families and teachers through training programs, lectures, and workshops, promoting play and support for relationship-based care and education, nationally, regionally and locally. 


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