Course content includes an overview of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach – gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional development of the infant – designing the environment – planning the curriculum – issues in parenting.
The online format includes:
"Attending the RIE® course has been a rollercoaster of emotions… I had that mirror put up in front and I didn’t like what I saw. My biggest takeaway will be to suspend judgment, and I’ve been unpacking the meaning of the word ‘arrogance’ and how I bring that to work with me every day.” Bronwyn, Gowrie, Erskineville
“The way I felt two weeks ago has complete changed. These children are individual human beings. I am looking at the children so differently. I can see the details in their little lives. Before doing this RIE® foundations course, I would just see them as the whole person. The whole little person. Oh, yes, they need to be fed, changed or sleep. But I was just meeting their needs. Those routine, caregiving moments are so important. And when I really paid attention and I was listening, I was more attuned to them.” Emma, Orchard ELC
“I had a big mind shift – changing how I perceive myself. How I look at children – and the relationships with the staff, children and families.” Shayla, Gowrie Erskineville
“I think that the message we leave with children from the day they are born, if we treat them with respect and they come to know what respect is, they will hopefully know how to treat others with respect,” Elena Marouchos.
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This course requires preparation work and post-assessment, including the purchase of texts as advised by RIE® . By registering for this course you acknowledge these requirements.
Textbooks can be purchased here
Elena is a RIE® Associate inspired by Magda Gerber’s Educaring® approach. Her journey towards becoming a RIE® Associate has been a foray in trying to understand what the Approach might look like in different contexts. She is passionate about working alongside teachers, parents and whānau who are interested in layering their knowledge in ways that are authentic and leave lasting impressions on children.
Elena is an ECE consultant offering mentorship and professional development within early childhood centres in New Zealand and abroad. The privilege of home visits with parents and seeing the confidence it instils when practice is articulated have helped her further embrace the Approach as more than a philosophy but a way of life.