About Your Instructor
Providing Baby Massage, Breastfeeding Support, Safety, and Medication Training
Darlene Galeski, RN, CEIM, CCHC, CBC
Darlene is a dedicated advocate for children and those who take care of them. A Mother of two and grandmother of 3 she understands the daily ups and downs of caring for children.
As a registered nurse, she has worked in many nursing venues throughout the years. She has worked in various clinics, management, school health and child care. Darlene received her certificate for training as a child care health consultant (CCHC) at the acclaimed University of North Carolina and worked for three years as the supervisor of the childcare Health Net program visiting child care programs and providing health and safety consultation and classes for child care providers. She continues to teach health and safety classes in and around the DC area.
With her many years of school health, she became more concerned about our changing society and how it is affecting our children, parents and caregivers. In 2012 she became a certified educator of infant massage (CEIM) and with success has been offering classes for parents in both group and private settings.
Recently Darlene completed training through Prepared Childbirth Educators to become a Certified Breast Feeding Counselor (CBC). Breastfeeding offers many benefits for mom and baby but often can be challenging and frustrating. Darlene hopes to be able to provide support and education to parents (moms) both breast feeding and bottle feeding their baby.
Her goal is to share her experience, knowledge and passion about infant massage, breastfeeding and health and safety, to parents/caregivers and childcare providers.
“Darlene, you are an awesome, caring, and conscientious teacher and it completely shows that you love what you are doing.” Jennifer, Urbana Town Courier