RIE® Professional Development

Our professional development courses are 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 his or her goals. Upon successful completion of all training requirements (listed below), graduates will be invited to join the Alliance of RIE® Associates and teach accredited RIE® classes.

In RIE®‘s professional development program, participants learn to implement Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach through:

  • lectures
  • videos
  • discussions
  • observations
  • reading
  • practicums.

RIE® Foundations: Theory and Observation™

This course provides an overview of the Educaring® Approach including gross motor, fine motor, social-emotional development of the infant, designing the environment, planning the curriculum, and issues in parenting. The course also includes visits to childcare centers and for those taking the course in Los Angeles, observation of Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes. RIE® Foundations™ is open to everyone.

RIE® Practicum™

After completion of the RIE® Foundations™ course, students are eligible for consideration for the Practicum portion of the training.

RIE® Internship™: Supervised Teaching and Evaluation

Upon completion of the RIE® Practicum™, students are eligible for consideration for the RIE® Internship™ where students assist in preparing and teaching a minimum of three RIE® Foundations™ courses. Successful completion results in a RIE® Certificate, eligibility to join the Alliance of RIE® Associates and teach accredited RIE® classes.

RIE® Foundations™ Registration Form

  • Please use this form to reserve your space in a RIE® Center Foundations Course:

  • You can pay in full, or choose to make a deposit for half the amount.
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