RIE® Before Baby™ Course
Time & Location
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:
-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.
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$300$3000$0