Shirley Leon

Shirley started her journey as a Newborn Care Specialist in 2000 when her daughter was born. In the course of 2004, she is actively assisting families as a Registered Nurse with prenatal education, labor, postpartum and newborn care at homes, maternity centers, and hospitals. Shirley holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Costa Rica.

At the beginning of 2015, she started working in Massachusetts, providing newborn care and assisting families with shopping supplies and decorations for nursery rooms to welcome newborn babies. During this time, she had been researching other philosophies in addition to Montessori, discovering Magda Gerber’s RIE and the Emilia Reggio approach.

Shirley created her first website, “Babyssori” as a result of her knowledge and experience working with babies. On Babyssori, she loves sharing tips for expecting parents who are also passionate about the infant’s development world.

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