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Ruth Anne Hammond, M.A., author of Respecting Babies: A New Look at Magda Gerber's RIE Approach (2009), is a specialist in infant/toddler development and a RIE® Associate with Resources for Infant Educarers®, having studied under its founder, Magda Gerber. She lead the Infant-Toddler/Parent Program and taught in the Human Development Department of Pacific Oaks College & Children's School from 1996 to 2013. She has continuously served on the RIE® Board of Directors since 1998 (President 2005-2011) and currently pursues studies in affective neuroscience under Dr. Allan N. Schore of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In her former profession as a dancer, under the name Ruth Anne McCoy, she performed in numerous musical theater productions nationwide, and holds a BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Los Angeles.


Ruth Anne has offered professional development training in the following programs/locations:


Joy Picus/Mt. Washington Preschool & CCC, Los Angeles, CA (2018)
Discovery Days Early Learning Center, Pasadena, CA (2018)
Pono School, New York, NY (2017)
Manny Cantor Child Care Center, New York, NY (2017)
Etonkids Parent-Infant Program, Beijing, China (2017)
Mengya Montessori Children's Home, Shanghai, China (2016, 2017)
KLC International Institute (College), Singapore (2016)
NBC/Universal Child Care Center, Burbank, CA (2016)
Aidan Montessori, Washington, DC (2015)
El Nido Family Center, Inglewood, CA (2015)
Pauline Mash School for Early Childhood Education, Baltimore, MD (2015)
Bel Air Presbyterian Preschool, Los Angeles (2015)
New York State Employee Child Care (2015)
Seaside Children's Center (EHS), Monterey, CA (2014, 2015)
UCLA Fernald Center, Los Angeles (2011, 2014, 2015)
Loyola Marymount CDC, Los Angeles (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Mothers' Club Family Learning Center (EHS), Pasadena, CA (2014)
Cal Tech CDC, Pasadena, CA (2013, 2014)
Twentieth Century Fox Child Care Center, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
Center for Community & Family Services EHS, Pasadena, CA (2005 – 2010)
Wild Poppies Children's Center, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
Greentree Montessori, Beijing, China (2013)
Serendipity Child Care Centers, San Dimas, CA (2013)
Little Learner's Lodge, Charleston, SC (2011 – 2012)
Greentree Montessori, Singapore (2000)


Consultations and trainings are fully customizable. Contact Ruth Anne to start the conversation about your training needs.