Learn how to create your own unique

childhood grief support model.  

A recent bereavement survey from New York Life Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers found that more than nine in 10 (93%) teachers reported never having received specific training on the subject of childhood bereavement. This means that while seven in 10 teachers have at least one student in their class(es) who experienced a close personal death within the past year, only seven percent of these teachers have received the training so critical to helping these vulnerable students.
— NewYorkLifeFoundation.org

 Two clock-hour distance learning:

  • Complies with annual in-service training requirements for ongoing education for preschool and day care professionals. 

  • Relevant training promoting interactions & guidance and child development & learning. 

  • Affordable, flexible, and convenient self-study via distance-learning format.

"Unit 1: Understanding Early Childhood Bereavement"  

  1. Download the Course Content PDF.
  2. Download the Unit 1 Assessment and Registration Form.
  3. Please make your $20.00 check payable to Suzanne J. Bayer, LLC. Mail payment, along with assignment response and registration to: 

Suzanne J. Bayer, LLC

Understanding Early Childhood Bereavement

P.O. Box 78

Dexter, Michigan 48130  

Upon successful completion, your two clock- hour certificate will be mailed to you within two weeks of receipt of the assessment, registration form, and payment. 

As a result of this training,         participants will: 

  • Understand young children’s developmental responses to grief.
  • Identify strategies used to integrate early childhood bereavement support with best teaching practice to improve the quality of care for all children.
  • Express strategies to scaffold child-led grief support.
  • Access local bereavement support network.




      Here are the Downloads you need: 

                    Unit 1: Understanding Early Childhood                            Bereavement Course Content:                                                      

                     Download PDF


                        Unit 1: Assessment and Registration                       Form for Two Clock-Hour Certificate:                                                         

                  Assignment and Registration Form








On-site Annual Training:  

"Nurturing Grieving Children at School and Care"

Plan a staff in-service and relevant professional development today. Work together to create your plan for grief support within your caring community.          

Please Note: It is important to help grieving children and families, but unless you are a licensed therapist or mental health provider, you must never try to deliver therapeutic care or intervention for anyone. The intent of all writing, presentations, and training products delivered by Suzanne J. Bayer and suzannejbayer.com is solely to help adults understand childhood grief, so that they may offer nurturing support as lay companions.