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Classes, Presentations and Workshops

RIE® Parent-Infant/Toddler Guidance™ Classes in Pasadena:

I offer ongoing Certified RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes which encourage babies to be attentive, active, exploring and aware of self and others. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, Parent-Infant Guidance classes help parents to be confident in their supportive role towards this great discovery. Small groups of parents and babies come together in a relaxing, infant-friendly environment to take pleasure in the infants’ unfolding development and play. Groups are on-going and remain together in continuous eight-week sessions until the youngest turns two. Whenever possible, infants are grouped according to their stages of motor development. Topics for discussion often include:
Age-appropriate expectations
The importance of play in children’s learning
Balancing parents’ and children’s needs and wants
Establishing clear, consistent, and appropriate limits
Adapting the home environment as baby grows

Sessions for 2018
Meeting at our new RIE® Pasadena Studio:

Wednesday 9:30am Toddlers
Wednesday 12:00pm Infants
Wednesday 2:30pm Young Infants (now forming)
Thursday 3:00pm Toddlers

For more information, contact me at:
To register, contact
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RIE® Foundations: Theory & Observation™ Courses for Parents & Professionals:

The course provides an overview of the Educaring® Approach including psycho-motor, fine motor, social-emotional development of the infant, designing the environment, planning the curriculum, and issues in parenting. This course is designed to enhance the skills and competencies of parents and professionals who work in the field of infant care, teach in a college environment, work with parents, or train students in infant care and development. Participants will actively learn about Magda Gerber’s Educaring™ Approach through lectures, videos, discussions, observations, reading and writing. Each student will be mentored according to his or her goals.

Upcoming Courses:

Los Angeles, CA
January 21 - February 1, 2019
Go to to register or call 323-663-5330

Los Angeles, CA
July 22 - August 2, 2019
Go to to register or call 323-663-5330

Shanghai, China
Spring 2019
Contact: Wenru Sun

Workshops/Presentations Available:

Calling on ECE's Best Friend: Why Neuroscience Has Our Backs
Translating Interpersonal Neurobiology to Practice with Infants & Toddlers
Attachment, Caregiving & Self-Regulation
Regulating Aggression in Young Children:
Working with Their Instincts, Not Against Them
Discipline with Respect
Lessons from Infant Mental Health & Neuroscience for Child Care Programs
Teaching by Not Teaching
RIE's Educaring Approach
RIE & Self-Regulation
Respecting Babies - Respecting Adults
Observation: Being Fully Present
How Are Babies & Toddlers Different from Preschoolers?