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 and babies come together in a relaxing, infant-friendly environment to take pleasure in the infants’ unfolding development and play. Groups are on-going and remain together in continuous eight-week sessions until the youngest turns two.
Topics for discussion often include:
- Age-appropriate expectations
- The importance of play in children’s learning
- Balancing parents’ and children’s needs and wants
- Establishing clear, consistent, and appropriate limits
- Adapting the home environment as baby grows
Classes are limited to eight infants and their parents. Whenever possible, infants are grouped according to their stages of motor development.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to learn more about RIE® and find out what a Parent-Infant Guidance™ class is like, please come to one of our monthly orientation workshops. Visit the RIE® play environment and learn about the benefits of observation for you and your baby. Orientation nights are held from 7:00-8:30 on the second Thursday of each month, and from 2:00-3:30 on the fourth Monday of each month at the Los Angeles RIE® Center, 6720 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038. (If those days fall on a national holiday, the Orientation will be postponed.) This is an adults-only event; no children please. Advance registration is required. If you would like to register for an Orientation workshop, please complete the Parent-Infant Guidance Orientation Registration Form.
If you are interested in classes at the Los Angeles RIE® Center, please complete the Parent-Infant Guidance™ Information Request Form.
If you would like to find out if there is a class in your area, please see this list of Parent-Infant Guidance™ Class facilitators.