Introduction to Educaring
Curious about RIE?
This 3-hour online course offers an overview of RIE’s Approach, called Educaring®. Instructed by a certified RIE Associate, you’ll learn how RIE encourages adult caregivers to see young children as competent and capable humans from birth. The Approach seeks to help parents and professionals build stable, secure, healthy relationships with infants and toddlers, encouraging the children’s natural abilities from the very start.
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Who is this Class for?
This class is for any parent, caregiver or aligned professional who is interested in learning RIE’s basic philosophy of infant and toddler care that has profoundly influenced best practice in the childcare field.
The Educaring® Approach encourages adult caregivers to see young children as competent and capable humans from birth. The Approach seeks to help parents and professionals build stable, secure, healthy relationships with infants and toddlers, encouraging the children’s natural abilities from the very start.
- Trust in the child
- The guidelines of sensitive caregiving
- Facilitating optimal development through play
- Communicating respect through everyday interactions
“We not only respect babies, we demonstrate our respect every time we interact with them. Respecting a child means treating even the youngest infant as a unique human being, not as an object.”
Classes are offered online via the RIE Center and occur each month.
Read what people have to say about taking our short Introduction to Educaring class.
“I was curious about RIE and the class had a great overview of the key points. I learned a lot from the other participants and got to ask questions that I hadn’t had answered in other resources.”
“I learned so much learning how the child develops physically and the fact that they also benefit from “Wants Nothing” Time…I would say that it definitely changed the way I will work and interact with infants at work and at home. ”
FAQs about this Class
You will be in class with parents, childcare providers, and other aligned professionals who want to gain a basic understanding of Magda Gerber’s Educaring approach. This mix of people in this class will provide multiple perspectives on how RIE can be used in caring for and interacting with infants and toddlers.
Classes are live and not recorded, so you’ll want to make sure you can attend all three hours.