Ruth Anne Hammond

Infant/Toddler Development Consultant

Singing time with Pacific Oaks Infant/Toddler families

With families in a recent Parent-Infant Guidance Class


Ruth Anne Hammond, M.A., author of Respecting Babies: A New Look at Magda Gerber's RIE Approach (2009), is a specialist in infant/​toddler development and a Mentor with Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®), having studied under its founder, Magda Gerber. She lead the Pacific Oaks Infant-Toddler/​Parent Program in Pasadena for 17 years (1996-2013) and continues to teach in the Human Development Department of Pacific Oaks College. She was President of the RIE Board of Directors from 2005 to 2011 and currently pursues an interest in affective neuroscience under Dr. Allan N. Schore of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. In her former profession as a dancer, under the name Ruth Anne McCoy, she performed in numerous musical theater productions nationwide, and holds a BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Los Angeles.

Selected Works

Article: Educaring, Affective Neuroscience and Selective Intervention
This article ties together RIE's Educaring Approach with the new field of affective neuroscience to describe how RIE methods of infant care and education lead to self-regulation in babies and young children.
A guide for all those who take care of babies.

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