Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Tari Niemeyer and I have been in the field of education for over 20 years. In 2014, I began a consulting business, NEST, LLC, because I wanted to nurture education through service & training. I am a Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) Certified Trainer and have a passion to share this methodology throughout all of my work. I enjoy partnering with early care & education providers, schools, county and statewide organizations, and parents through program support, coaching, and professional development. Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or would like to visit about ways we might be able to partner.
Mrs. Tari Niemeyer, Owner
M.A.Ed. , IMH-E®, NHA® Certified Trainer
I am a Nurtured Heart Approach® Certified Trainer and have a passion to share this information. Using the approach, I am able to guide others in building positive, healthy relationships while celebrating intensity, recognizing when things are going right and help others to ignite greatness and build Inner Wealth™. Below is a brief overview, additional resources, and ways that I can assist you on your journey with the Nurtured Heart Approach®:
The Nurtured Heart Approach®, is more than just a parenting or educator behavior management strategy. It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships within Yourself and ALL the people in your life. Originally created by Howard Glasser in 1992, NHA is being successfully implemented through families, classrooms, foster care, health care professionals, social workers and criminal justice organizations that are seeking successful, early intervention techniques.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers and the world around them. Children learn to understand that they will receive endless amounts of praise, energy, recognition and reward through the positive behavior they display and this supports children to build a positive portfolio of themselves, which we call “Inner Wealth™.”
Intensity is key to Nurtured Heart Approach® thinking. Unfortunately the word intensity has negative associations in our society and teachers, parents and childcare workers can view it as the enemy. In Nurtured Heart Approach® thinking we believe intensity is a powerful quality that, if developed correctly, can propel children onto amazing achievements. When a child learns to feel great about their intensity, the incidents of challenging behavior dissolve.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® embraces The 3 Stands™, that when committed to, become a powerful means of transforming children, ourselves and everyone in your life. If you would like additional information, I would encourage you to visit Howard Glasser's website:
Below are some ways I support you or your organization learn more about the Nurtured Heart Approach®:
Coaching– Individual and/or group coaching is available for people who are learning about the Nurtured Heart Approach® or are wanting guidance on how to apply the approach after attending a class. Sessions may be in-person or via Zoom.
Parent Trainings – 1 hour, 3-hour, 6 hour or 6-week trainings are available to assist in learning about the Nurtured Heart Approach® for your home, child care, school, and faith communities. Sessions may be in-person or via Zoom.
Professional Development for Educators, Organizations, and Businesses – 1 hour, 3-hour, 6 hour or 6-week trainings are available to assist in learning about the Nurtured Heart Approach®. Sessions may be in-person or via Zoom.
If you are interested in learning more about the Nurtured Heart Approach®, please email Tari.Niemeyer@icloud.com as I would be happy to visit with you about pricing options for you, your family, or your organization.
I am able to provide support and services for schools, early care and education programs, and county/statewide organizations. Below is a sample of some of the services I can support and/or assist with:
· Education events
· Data collection
· Coordination of events and special projects
· Conference and workshop coordination
· Regional and statewide initiatives
· Social-emotional learning activities and lessons
· Coaching and skills work for parents
If you need extra help with a special project, conference, educational event, or coordination, feel free to contact Tari.Niemeyer@icloud.com to see if there are ways we can partner.
I am a MN licensed classroom and special education teacher and hold special education licenses in: specific learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Below are some examples of ways I am able to assist special education programs:
• Provide Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD) consultation, including pre-referral interventions, evaluation, programming and support to special education case managers.
• Write individual education plans and evaluations in conjunction with the special education teachers and other team members.
• Complete Functional Behavior Assessments.
• Provide social skills and social emotional learning opportunities.
Please contact Tari.Niemeyer@icloud.com if you need support in managing due process paperwork, meeting timelines, or have additional special education needs. I would be happy to visit with you and provide you with pricing options for your school.
I am an experienced trainer who is authorized by MN Develop. I enjoy providing trainings to early care & education & school age programs. Below is a sample of some of the trainings I have provided:
Activities for Children Birth through Eight
Understand the importance of knowing developmental milestones and developmentally
appropriate practice when working with children during the early childhood years.
Discover ways to provide developmentally appropriate activities to do with children during the busy day of child care to promote growth and learning.
ADHD: Seeing the Disability Behind the Behavior
Participants will examine the myths and facts about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD) in this course. They will also explore successful practical strategies for inclusion of children with ADHD in child care (curriculum from the Center for Inclusive Child Care).
Autism: Including Children with Social, Communication, and Behavior Needs
This workshop will explore the key characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and give early childhood practitioners tools to more effectively include a child with Autism in their child care setting. Discuss myths and facts about Autism as well as practical strategies and tips for inclusion (curriculum from the Center for Inclusive Child Care).
Exploring the Family Caregiver Partnership
Examine the importance of building quality relationships with families of children with special needs as an essential element in successful child care placements. Explore specific strategies for building parent-provider partnerships including open
communication, trust, respect, and other key components necessary for achieving the goal of successful inclusion and retention of all children (curriculum from the Center for Inclusive Child Care).
More Alike Than Different!
The focus of this interactive and challenging workshop is on ability awareness and
respect for diversity within the child care setting. Look at the myths that influence and affect one’s own attitudes about children with special needs and how that applies to child care practices, including how the media perpetuates stereotypes. The training emphasizes the importance of supporting all children in their development for a positive sense of self-worth (curriculum from the Center for Inclusive Child Care).
Tools for the Toolbox Strategies to Meet Challenging Behavior:
Explore tools for working with children who have challenging behaviors, including
specific guidance strategies as well as directions for making picture schedules and
fidget toys curriculum from the Center for Inclusive Child Care).
Please contact Tari.Niemeyer@icloud.com if you would like a complete list of course offerings, pricing, or would like a course customized to fit your organization's needs.