Foundations – May 2023

  • Frequency Twelve Saturdays
  • duration 2 hours
  • Total hours 12 Live plus independent study
  • Instructor Christina Vlinder
  • Location Online
  • Day May 6, 2023 – July 22, 2023
  • Time of day 10:00am – 12:00pm PT
  • Time zone Pacific Time
  • Baby age Any

Foundations: Theory and Observation

This comprehensive professional development course 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. You will have opportunities to share your individual goals. Our Foundations course is a deep look at the Educaring® Approach and is a 60 hour commitment (a combination of instruction and self-study including observation, reading and writing assignments). This is the course where you will learn to implement Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach.

Instructor Bio

Christina Vlinder

RIE Associate

Christina Vlinder began her nanny career in 1999 and has helped raise many children. She became a RIE® Associate in 2017. Over the course of her career in child development, she has taught RIE® Parent Infant Guidance™ classes and RIE® Before Baby™ classes. Christina founded the Bay Area Infant Toddler Network for RIE® professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2015. She is currently a full-time nanny and teaches RIE® Nurturing Nanny™ and other workshops throughout the year.

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