Ruth Anne Hammond

Infant/Toddler Development Consultant

RIE® in Pasadena Studio

It is a pleasure to observe infants and toddlers playing in an environment designed just for them.

Babies are allowed to move freely during RIE® class while parents peacefully observe.

Children develop fine motor skills while adding to their storehouse of knowledge that will help them learn math and science later on.

Toddlers learn about friendship in RIE® class.

Celebrating the culmination of the first RIE® Foundations course in Shanghai, China, December 2016

Shanghai RIE® students role playing infant/infant interactions.

Presenting "Beyond Cute" at the 23rd Annual RIE Conference, Los Angeles, April 28, 2012.

Classes, Presentations and Workshops

RIE® Parent-Infant/​Toddler Guidance™ Classes in Pasadena:

I offer ongoing Certified RIE® Parent-Infant Guidance™ classes which 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. 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 eight-week sessions until the youngest turns two. Whenever possible, infants are grouped according to their stages of motor development. 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

Sessions for 2017
Meeting at our new RIE® Pasadena Studio:

Wednesday 11:00am Young/​Mobile Infants (now forming)
Wednesday 2:00pm Toddlers
Thursday 10:45am Mobile Infants
Thursday 2:00pm Young/​Mobile Infants (now forming)
Saturday 3:00pm Older Toddlers

For more information and to register, contact me at:

RIE® Foundations: Theory & Observation™ Courses for Parents & Professionals:

The course provides an overview of the Educaring® Approach including psycho-motor, fine motor, social-emotional development of the infant, designing the environment, planning the curriculum, and issues in parenting. This 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. Participants will actively learn about Magda Gerber’s Educaring™ Approach through lectures, videos, discussions, observations, reading and writing. Each student will be mentored according to his or her goals.

Upcoming Courses:

Washington, DC
August 21 - 30, 2017
Contact Ruth Anne

Los Angeles
September 11 - November 13, 2017
Monday evenings, 6:30-9:30PM and one Saturday (TBD)
Contact the RIE Office at to register.

Beijing, China
Intensive November 28 - December 8, 2017
Contact Xu Shibo (Amanda) at xushibo001@​
Phone number :13691430074

Los Angeles
Intensive January 22 - February 2, 2018
Contact the RIE Office at to register.

New Orleans, Louisiana
June 20 - 29, 2018
Contact Ruth Anne

September 5, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Evening for Parents & Professionals
Pono School
2002 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York City

Topic: "Developmental Education" for the Early Years: Why sensitive care and free play are more important than academics.
To register go to link in right column

Other Presentations Available:

Translating Interpersonal Neurobiology to Practice with Infants & Toddlers
Attachment, Caregiving & Self-Regulation
Regulating Aggression in Young Children:
Working with Their Instincts, Not Against Them
Discipline with Respect
Lessons from Infant Mental Health & Neuroscience for Child Care Programs
Teaching by Not Teaching
RIE's Educaring Approach
RIE & Self-Regulation
Respecting Babies - Respecting Adults
Observation: Being Fully Present
How Are Babies & Toddlers Different from Preschoolers?

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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