RIE®: Discover Your Baby (pre-crawling): In-Person
Please note: Masks & proof of vaccine is required for this in-person class. Please bring card or digital version to the first class.
The non-member rate for this 4 week series is $175 and the member rate is $150. Click here to purchase your membership today.
This series is designed for babies who are not yet mobile (pre-crawling).
Discover Your Baby’s unique personality in a peaceful, safe play setting that encourages babies to become attentive, active and curious explorers. The RIE® (Research for Infant Educarers) philosophy is all about respect -- specifically, responding to infants and children with the same respectfulness we try to use in our adult relationships. In this 4 week series, parents are the natural experts, observing and learning from their own child, other participants, and from an experienced parent educator.
Rather than a guided play activity class where parents decide how babies move and explore, this class is all about reading baby's cues and learning how to more carefully consider when to intervene in your baby’s exploration and more importantly, when not to.
Beginning with a foundational overview of RIE® philosophy and the work of Magda Gerber introducing respectful caregiving, this series will give you the space, time, and guidance to notice what your child can do rather than what they cannot.
-You will learn about and practice balancing baby's needs and your own and tune in to your unique child and family circumstance.
-You will connect in the joy of observing your child's unfolding developmental process and discuss how to turn your home into a supportive sanctuary without expensive toys or gimmicks.
-Along with facilitated discussion, there will be intentional time for observing the babies and the opportunity for reflection and development in your attunement and reverence for your baby
-Registration includes one adult and one child.
-See the Details tab for more information regarding COVID-19 safety protocols.
-Bring a small blanket or quilt to place your baby on.
-Included in the class fee is a free copy of The RIE® Manual for Parents and Professionals.
-Click here to learn more about RIE®
IMPORTANT IN-PERSON POLICY: If health and safety concerns warrant it (uptick in COVID-19 infection, poor air quality due to wild fires, etc) all in-person classes may be moved to a virtual format. Refunds and rescheduling, would not be offered in these circumstances. By signing up for in-person classes you are agreeing to this stipulation. We reserve the right to make this change at our discretion
The following processes have been put into place in order to facilitate a clean learning environment for your child:
-One adult per child may attend.
-Each adult (or child over the age of 2) in attendance must remain masked for the duration of the session.
-Only clean, sanitized toys will be available for play.
-The facilitator will remove "mouthed" toys from the play space throughout the session.
-All equipment will be sanitized between sessions.
-Studio rugs will be covered with a clean sheet.
-No food will be provided during class. We ask that snacks are provided prior to or following the session.
Lee Fernandez has 45 years as a parent educator, teacher, preschool owner and administrator of university and military child care programs. Lee was fortunate to study and work directly with Maga Gerber. She has been teaching RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance Classes since 1988.