This is the perfect time to learn about RIE® principles and Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach so that you can prepare yourself mentally and physically for the new addition to your home that will change your life dramatically. Be ready for the change by knowing what to expect.
*RIE (pronounced ‘rye’) is the acronym for Resources for Infant Educarers®, a non-profit co-founded by Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Dr. Tom Forrest 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.
In this class, you will learn the skills necessary to welcome your child to the world, from rearranging furniture to buying furnishings to overcoming sleep deprivation to how to talk, dress, change diapers, feed, and bond with your child.
The cornerstone of the Educaring Approach is respect. We begin to teach our babies about respect, even at this early stage of development, by how we interact with our newborn; this can affect who they become as they grow. We will teach you what it means to R E S P E C T your newborn and what you can expect from them as they mature. The class is open to any parent during their term of pregnancy.
Class will meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours for 8 week sessions. Each year we will conduct 5 sessions.
Our address: We are excited to announce our fabulous new location at 975 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91107. We look forward to seeing you there!