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Guidance for parents and caregivers

that respects the needs of babies

and the adults around them,

allowing secure attachment

and the best possible start in life.

RIE Certified Course

Maternity nurse wearing scrubs holding newborn baby wrapped in blanket.

RIE Certified Course

This twelve-week professional development 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.

You will learn to implement Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach through lectures, reflections, videos, discussions, observations, and readings.

This course will benefit anyone who wants a serious overview of how to implement respectful care with the babies in their lives or profession.

Mother holding an infant.

RIE Certified Course

This four-week course is specifically for in-home professional caregivers such as nannies, newborn care specialists, and postpartum doulas. Learn how to provide the best quality of care for infants and toddlers through respectful relationships. 

All babies deserve to be cared for with respect, which is the hallmark of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach. Through videos, lecture, interactive exercises, and discussion, this course offers knowledge and practical suggestions that can help make this work easier and more enjoyable, resulting in advantages for the infants and young children who receive professional care.

Offerings
An assortment of balls

An assortment of balls

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Yogurt containers, traslucent in the sun

pop beads in a red colander

pop beads in a red colander

Wiffle balls in stainless steel bowl

Wiffle balls in stainless steel bowl

wife balls in a stainless steel bowl

stainless steel measuring spoons

stainless steel measuring spoons

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Bottles in a caddy

Bottles in a caddy

toy spatulas and spoons

toy spatulas and spoons

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A dangling chain

Assortment of stainless steel object

Assortment of stainless steel object

Wooden pretend food

Wooden pretend food

Wooden rings on bottle necks

Wooden rings on bottle necks

little plastic cups

little plastic cups

An assortment of balls

An assortment of balls

Wooden balls

Wooden balls

What is Educaring®?

Excerpts from Dear Parent by Magda Gerber

  • Can you help me find a RIE® nanny?
    We can try! Since Respectful Caregiving trains nannies, we do sometimes hear from nannies that are looking for work. Please fill out this form and we will let you know if an easy match comes to mind. We will also forward your information to our partner nanny agencies, who are familiar with helping families find nannies that use this approach. If you do not want to use an agency and are local to the SF Bay Area, you may want to try posting in the Berkeley Parents Network or in the Facebook group RIE in Northern California. Most nannies with RIE training charge $35-$50/hour and are looking for full time work. If this is outside your budget, the best approach is to find a nanny you love without RIE training who is interested in learning and send them to the RIE® Nurturing Nanny course.
  • Can you help me find a job as a nanny?
    It's worth trying! We get many, many requests from families looking for nannies, and relatively few requests for nannies looking for work, so the odds are good. If you have not yet taken RIE® Nurturing Nanny™ or RIE Foundations™, this is a good first step. Families who are interested in this approach look for these qualifications when hiring. The next step is to fill out this form, and we will let you know if an easy match comes to mind. We will also forward your information to our partner nanny agencies, who are familiar with helping nannies find jobs with families that use this approach.
  • Will you be my nanny?
    While both Melissa and Christina do nanny work, our schedule is currently full. If that ever changes, we will offer our availability to the Respectful Caregiving mailing list, which you can subscribe to at the bottom of the page.
  • Can you train my nanny or childcare provider in RIE®?
    Yes! We can teach any nanny that is actively curious about the approach. You can sign your nanny up for RIE® Nurturing Nanny™, a course designed to introduce nannies and childcare providers to the Educaring® Approach (RIE). You can go ahead and register your nanny for the next course. If your nanny would like more advanced training, the next step would be the RIE Foundations™ course. We can also help train and support your nanny via individual sessions. Check consulting availability and book a session. More tips on training your nanny here!
  • Can you consult with me, either in person or over the phone?
    Yes, we would love to! You can book a session online here.
  • Can you help me find a playgroup or RIE® Parent Infant Guidance™ class?
    The best place to look is on RIE.org. If you are local to the SF Bay Area and surrounding counties, you can also join the Facebook group, RIE in Northern California, and find a playgroup or other families to spend time with. If you live in a different area, try searching for a local Facebook group and posting there.
  • Can you appear on our podcast, write an article for our newsletter, or teach at a conference I am organizing?
    Yes! We would love to speak to your audience on a variety of infant and toddler topics, and both Melissa and Christina are experienced with educating groups of 5 to 100+ people. From webinars to podcasts to conferences, there are many possibilities. Pricing varies depending on the type of presentation, length, and your audience. We are happy to find solutions that scale appropriately to the size of your audience. Use the Other Inquiries form at the bottom of the page to arrange the details. We also welcome the opportunity to write for your online or print audience. You may reuse the articles already on this website with permission, or you can use the contact form below to request something different.

© 1998 by Magda Gerber

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