Upcoming Foundations Courses

Our 60-hour professional development course is offered at our Los Angeles based RIE® Center and routinely offered throughout the world. 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 his or her goals. Upon successful completion of all training requirements, participants will receive a letter of completion or letter of attendance. The tuition for the course includes a one-year basic RIE membership. The cost of the course at the RIE® Center is $1295.  One class (or 3 hours) is allowed as an excused absence.

While the Foundations course, is open to anyone with interest, the practicum and internship portions of the training are reserved for people that particularly wish to become RIE Associates based on an open and reflective nomination process.

RIE® Foundations: Theory and Observation™

In RIE®‘s professional development program, participants learn to implement Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach through, lectures, reflections, videos, discussions, observations and readings.

This course provides an overview of the following:

  • gross motor
  • fine motor
  • social-emotional development of the infant
  • designing the environment
  • The art of observation
  • Parents’ and infants’ needs, expectations, and learning appropriate “curriculum” for infants and toddlers

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 Los Angeles RIE® Center course by paying the full tuition of $1295.

  • You can pay in full, or choose to make a deposit for half the amount.
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  • Please know that you should receive an automatic confirmation email. If you do not receive an email from us with the course information at least a two months before the start date, please reach out to the RIE® Office.
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