Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE®) was founded in 1978 by infant specialist and educator Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D. RIE is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education around the globe. Teaching, supporting, and mentoring parents and professionals, RIE offers a variety of classes, workshops, conferences, and mentoring opportunities that support adults and babies in their lives together.
Through our approach which honors infants and young children as equal members in relationships, we are dedicated to creating a culture of people who are authentic, resourceful and respectful. Our work is inspired by the natural integrity of infants and the formative power of relationships in their lives. When allowed to unfold in their own way and in their own time, children discover, manifest and inspire the best in themselves and in others. We are profoundly committed to sharing the opportunity to see infants with new eyes.
We teach an integrated model for the care and education of infants and the very young using Magda Gerber’s respectful approach.