Before Baby – April 2023

  • Frequency Three Saturdays
  • duration 2.5 hours
  • Total hours 7.5 hours
  • Instructor Liz Memel
  • Location Online
  • Day April 29, May 6, May 13, 2023
  • Time of day 10:00am – 12:30pm PT
  • Time zone Pacific Time
  • Baby age Prenatal

Before Baby

An introductory 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. Before Baby will help you to establish healthy patterns from the beginning of life and includes: What crying means and how to respond Setting up the baby’s room Sleep for baby and parents Bathing Feeding Diapering “Quality” time together

Instructor Bio

Liz Memel

RIE Associate

Elizabeth Memel, M.A., RIE® Associate, is a RIE® Mentor Teacher who instructs the RIE® Certified courses Before Baby™ and Nurturing Nanny™ in addition to the three-part Professional Development training, and offers outreach consulting for Early Head Start and other center-based programs. For over thirty years, Liz has facilitated Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes in Los Angeles on staff at the RIE® Center as well as her own private classes. Liz loyally supported Magda Gerber and the RIE® Board of Directors in many roles from 1985 to 2018. Retired from 13 years as adjunct faculty in the Child Development Department at Los Angeles City College, she has a Masters Degree from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development Specializing in Infants and Toddlers, and also contributed to Authentic Relationships In Group Care for Infants and Toddlers, RIE® Principles Into Practice (Jessica Kingsley Press). Liz studied at the PIkler Institute, Budapest, Hungary in 1993 and returned as a co-presenter at the 2003 Pikler Symposium.

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