Wed, Jul 11 | Two Pillars Early Childhood Consulting

RIE® Before Baby™ Course

Before Baby™ is an introductory RIE® certified course for families expecting, waiting to adopt or thinking about becoming parents.
Registration is Closed
RIE® Before Baby™ Course

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Two Pillars Early Childhood Consulting, 4300 Horton Street Unit 5, * Enter on 45th Street *, Emeryville, CA 94608

About the Event

Before Baby™ is an introductory RIE® course for families expecting, waiting to adopt or thinking about becoming parents. Before Baby™ is designed to start parents on their family building journey with confidence in yourself as a parent and trust in your baby's unique ability to show you the way.

Before Baby™ will help you establish healthy patterns from the beginning of life and includes:




-Time Together

-What crying means and how to respond

-Sleep for baby and parents

-Setting up the nursery

Class sizes are kept small so parents can receive meaningful and personalized information. Class registration includes a RIE® Before Baby™ Parent Manual.

There will be demonstrations and opportunities for practice of caregiving techniques, videos and time for sharing questions and concerns.

This course consists of three evening classes.

Class dates:

Wednesday, July 6th, 6-8:30pm

Wednesday, July 18th, 6-8:30pm

Wednesday, July 25th, 6-8:30pm

This course will be taught by RIE® Associates Christina Vlinder and Lee Fernandez

Lee Fernandez - Discover Your Baby

Inspired by the work of infant specialist Magda Gerber and educator Maria Montessori, Lee currently offers "Discover Your Baby" and "Discover Your Toddler" RIE® certified Parent-Infant Guidance Classes™ in the SF Bay Area. Lee has 50 years of experience as a parent educator, trainer of child care professionals, administrator of child care programs, and author. She has a Master's Degree in Child Development, is a RIE® Alliance Associate, and is a Certified Montessori Teacher. Lee was fortunate to train with Magda Gerber directly, and Magda also served as her M.A. Thesis Advisor.

Christina Vlinder - Respectful Caregiving

Christina Vlinder became a RIE® Associate and joined the RIE® Alliance in 2017. She has been studying Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach since 2011, and she has worked as a caregiver for babies and young children since 1999. Christina is a founding member of the Bay Area Infant Toddler Network. She teaches RIE® Parent Infant Guidance™ classes for infants and toddlers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she also offers the Before Baby™ course, consulting, workshops, and nanny training. Christina uses her knowledge of the Educaring® Approach and experience working with children to offer support that nurtures parents and infants alike.

The price for this RIE® certified course is $300 per family. Financial assistance is available.

  • Family Ticket