Welcome to Our Parenting Place!

Dear Friends,

We are excited to share that our parenting classes are certified by the RIE organization. RIE (pronounced “rye”) is the acronym for Resources for Infant Educarers®, a non-profit co-founded by Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D. in 1978. Gerber was well known for introducing the idea of respecting infants and seeing them as confident, competent individuals. The organization carries on her mission of improving the care of infants worldwide.

Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach fosters an authentic sense of self and lays a foundation for secure relationships, enduring curiosity, and lasting self-confidence to support infants to be:

  • Confident
  • Peaceful Self-initiating
  • Inner-directed
  • Focused
  • Cooperative

Ongoing registration for our current class offerings are:


RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class (8 – 18mos) 

  • Classes meet Sundays from 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Classes meet Sundays from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Outside RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class  (20 – 36 mos)  

  • Classes meet on Tuesday from 10:00 -11:30 am

RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class (9 – 13 mos)   

  • Classes meet on Wednesday  from 2:00am  — 3:30pm

RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class (6 – 10 mos)

  • Classes meet on Thursday  from 10:30am  — 12:00pm

Our classes are run in a dance studio called Pointe by Pointe at 1315 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030.  We are south of Monterey Road, in front of the South Pasadena Middle School, In the Oak Tree Inn plaza.

Refer a friend who signs up for one 8-week session and get one FREE

RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class ($40 value)!