RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ (Toddlers)

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We would like to invite you to a RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ class. This class will allow you to:

  • slow down,
  • feel confident,
  • observe,
  • trust ,
  • appreciate your child.

 

 

Please note that although the name of this RIE Certified class is “Parent-Infant Guidance,” it is open to parents and their toddlers too!

* 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.

These classes are perfect for parents and children who are not ready for a formalized preschool environment yet and want to spend one more year in a flexible and nurturing environment once or twice per week.

At this stage of development, children begin to play with one another as opposed to playing “side by side or parallel playing” and thus it is important that we be PRESENT but permit children to make CHOICES.

Children at this stage begin to speak, walk, run, jump, hop and this is a stage where children will learn about ME, MINE, and the power of pulling what they want from another child’s hand – Aha! Conflict!

Classes meet once per week for 1 1/2 hours for 8-week sessions.  We offer 5 sessions per calendar year.  Ongoing registration.

Schedule 2017 — 2018:

Outside class in Altadena Tuesday at 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our address: Outdoor class.