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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
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An assortment of balls

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Yogurt containers, traslucent in the sun

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pop beads in a red colander

Wiffle balls in stainless steel bowl

Wiffle balls in stainless steel bowl

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stainless steel measuring spoons

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Bottles in a caddy

toy spatulas and spoons

toy spatulas and spoons

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A dangling chain

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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

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An assortment of balls

Wooden balls

Wooden balls

What is Educaring®?

Excerpts from Dear Parent by Magda Gerber

  • Can you help me find a job as a nanny?
    Yes, almost certainly! I get many, many requests from families looking for nannies, and relatively few requests for nannies looking for work, so the odds of me being able to find a family for you are good. If you have not yet taken RIE® Nurturing Nanny™ or RIE Foundations™, I recommend you do this as soon as possible. Families who are interested in this approach look for these qualifications when hiring. Please fill out this form and I will let you know if I can think of a match for you. If I can't find anyone for you, I will forward your information to a nanny agency familiar with helping nannies find jobs with families that use this approach.
  • Can you help me find a RIE® nanny?
    I can try! Since I train nannies in this approach, I do sometimes hear from nannies that are looking for work. Please fill out this form and I will let you know if I can think of a match for you. If I can't find anyone for you, I can forward your information to a nanny agency 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, I recommend posting in the Berkeley Parents Network or in the Facebook group I moderate, RIE in Northern California. Most nannies with RIE training charge $35-$50/hour. If this is outside your budget, I recommend finding a nanny you love without RIE training who is interested in learning and send her to my RIE® Nurturing Nanny course.
  • Will you be my nanny?
    Sorry, my schedule is full! If that ever changes, I will offer my availability to my mailing list, so I invite you to subscribe below.
  • Can you train my nanny or childcare provider in RIE®?
    Yes! I can teach any nanny that is actively curious about the approach. You can sign your nanny up for one of my RIE® Nurturing Nanny™ courses 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, I recommend my RIE Foundations™ course. I can also help train and support your nanny via individual sessions. Check my 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, I 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 my 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! I would love to speak to your audience on a variety of infant and toddler topics, and I am experienced with educating groups of 5 to 100+ people. I can usually book webinars and podcasts without too much issue. I am also happy to teach in person for courses or conferences. Just contact me using the Other Inquiries form at the bottom of the page to arrange the details. I welcome the opportunity to write for your online or print audience. You may reuse the articles on this website with permission, or you can contact me to request something different.

© 1998 by Magda Gerber

Educaring®
Christina

Christina Vlinder

Hi! I'm Christina, the sole business owner and educator at Respectful Caregiving. My philosophy is inspired by the work of infant specialist Magda Gerber, who created the Educaring® Approach and founded Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®). I became a RIE® Associate in 2017 and have been studying with RIE® since 2010. I have been working with infants and older children as a nanny since 1999. I use my knowledge of the Educaring® Approach and years of experience working with children to serve families and childcare professionals via, nanny work and many forms of online education. I am passionate about providing online resources and support for parenting and caregiving, and look forward to supporting you and helping you learn to find more ease in your time with children.

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