Join us Online or In-Person

We have several class options for parents and professionals that support our mission: To improve the lives of infants and toddlers through respectful care.

Before Baby: An introductory online course for those expecting, waiting to adopt, or thinking about becoming a parent, Before Baby™ is designed to start you on your journey with confidence in yourself as a parent and trust in your baby’s unique ability to show you the way.
Parent-Infant Guidance: RIE Certified Online Parent-Infant Guidance classes encourage parents to provide an environment where babies can be attentive, active, exploring and aware of self and others. Designed to support children’s authenticity and responsibility from an early age, Parent-Infant Guidance classes help parents to be confident in their supportive role towards these significant discoveries. We offer a free online orientation for this class.
Introduction to Educaring: This 3-hour online course offers an overview of Educaring, instructed by a certified RIE® Associate. Topics include trust in the child, the guidelines of sensitive caregiving, facilitating optimal development through play, and communicating respect for children through our everyday interactions.
Nurturing Nanny: This course is for in-home caregivers and 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.
RIE Foundations: Theory and Observation: This 60-hour professional development course is offered at our Los Angeles based RIE Center and throughout the world with several online options currently. It 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. Each student is mentored according to their goals.

The RIE® Alliance

Our network of infant-toddler professionals is headquartered in Los Angeles, but RIE® Associates are located throughout the US and the world.

Through the Alliance of Associates, we offer:

  • Parent-Infant™ Guidance classes
  • Before Baby™ parenting preparation class
  • Nurturing Nanny™ professional training for nannies
  • Foundations™ classes for the training for professional caregivers
  • In-home consultations for families
  • Consulting to childcare facilities interested in increasing their quality of care

Find an Associate in your area.

RIE’s Founder


Magda Gerber

Magda Gerber founded RIE® in 1978

“the infant Magda showed us is so much more; she showed us that a baby is a miracle, a whole person, who, with our deeply attentive care, unfolds into a wonder, unique in the world. She taught us to wait, to watch without preconception, to observe with genuine curiosity, to see what the baby was trying to tell us. She gave us new eyes through which to see, not the infant we have in mind, but the actual infant before us, and to respond quietly, gently, slowly to its cues and initiations, and to respond not only to its needs but its competencies as well.” — RuthAnne Hammond, M.A., and Deborah Greenwald, M.A., RIE® Associates

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“Observe more, do less, enjoy most.” -Magda Gerber

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Upcoming Events


Summer Toddler Series: Communication

We are excited to announce the third and final event in the Summer Toddler Series with RIE Associate Karla Kuester speaking about toddlers and communication!  Join Karla on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM Pacific Time. 

Summer Webinar Series Pricing: 

$35 per event (non-members) 

$25 per event (members)

All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing for 30 days. Register Here!