31st Annual RIE® Conference (online) – October 23-24, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the RIE® 31st Annual Infant and Toddler conference will take place October 23 (8:45 am – 4:30 pm) and October 24  (8:45 – 3:00 pm) pacific time.

Our wonderful keynote, Dr. Judyth O. Weaver will kick off the conference with her presentation on “Knowing Ourselves More, Growing our Babies Better“.

We will end the conference with Harvard University’s Junlei Li who will discuss, “The Many Ways of Caring that Make a Difference, Here and Now.”
In addition we have 7 more workshops presented by RIE Associates.  Learn more.

New Online Parent-Infant Guidance™ Classes

RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance classes encourage babies to be attentive, active, exploring and aware of self and others. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, Parent-Infant Guidance classes help parents to be confident in their supportive role towards this great discovery.

Facilitated by a RIE Associate, small groups of parents of children (aged 2 to 24 months) come together for weekly 60-minute online classes.  In relaxing, supportive online discussions the Facilitator encourages parents to take pleasure in the movement, play and interactions of their children while offering parenting and developmental resources as guidance in applying Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach.


RIE® classes are also available in cities across the US, Canada, China, Israel & New Zealand.

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

Learn more about the Educaring™ Approach


Baby Knows Best

RIE® Associate Deborah Solomon offers this comprehensive, accessible guidebook that introduces readers to Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach.


The Compassionate Sleep Solution

RIE® Associate Eileen Henry offers a gentle, honest and realistic approach to helping your baby sleep.


RIE® in the News



How to Respect a baby with Positive Touch, November 3, 2019

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