RIE® Certified Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes encourage babies to be attentive, active, exploring and aware of self and others. Designed to encourage children to become authentic and responsible from an early age, Parent-Infant Guidance classes help parents to be confident in their supportive role towards this great discovery. Facilitated by a RIE Associate, small groups of parents and babies come together in a relaxing, infant-friendly environment to take pleasure in the infants’ unfolding development and play. Groups are on-going and remain together in continuous four-week sessions until the youngest turns two.
Topics for discussion often include:
- Age-appropriate expectations
- The importance of play in children’s learning
- Balancing parents’ and children’s needs and wants
- Establishing clear, consistent, and appropriate limits
- Adapting the home environment as baby grows
Classes are limited to five infants and their parents. Whenever possible, infants are grouped according to their stages of motor development.
Spring Class Schedule
Class 1 (babies on their backs, rolling from back to side and or/front, and rolling over, approximately 4 – 11 months old):
Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:30pm
May 2, 9, 16, 23
Class 2 (babies crawling, cruising, and walking, approximately 12 – 18 months old):
Mondays, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
May 2, 9, 16, 23
Parent Discussion Night (adults only): Tuesday, May 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance Classes
$215.00 — $400.00
During the classes, small groups of parents come together in a relaxing, calm and child friendly-environment to take pleasure in their infants’ unfolding development and play. Adults quietly observe their babies exploring and then have an opportunity to discuss their observations and insights during intellectually stimulating conversations facilitated by a RIE® certified practitioner who provide education about their children’s development and suggestions for making their lives with their babies more enjoyable for both of them. Babies are grouped according to gross motor development. Groups are on-going and remain together in continuous four week-long sessions until the youngest turns two.