RIE for Childcare

The majority of infants and toddlers today spend their days in childcare settings, and away from their parents.

While parents don’t need to be perfect, Magda Gerber reminded us that group childcare centers need to provide excellent care.

The Educaring® approach can help you achieve excellence in your group or family childcare program.

The beauty of the Educaring approach is that it isn’t necessarily about spending on more stuff or curricula. You can provide excellent care by reviewing what babies need and what caregivers should provide.

What’s more, implementing the Educaring approach can mean staff who are less exhausted and more satisfied with their work.

Consultations start with a discussion of your goals as a daycare center. We then observe — children, the environment, staffing, procedures, whatever relates to your goals.  We work together to implement strategies to help you meet your goals, ever mindful of your constraints.

To bring RIE Educaring® concepts to your childcare center or support your staff, please contact me to discuss your needs and interests.

Strategies and solutions for:

  • Setting up environments that are safe, challenging and nurturing
  • Transforming caregiving tasks to enriching moments
  • Selecting play items
  • Implementing primary caregiving
  • Partnering with parents
  • Metrics for management and parents


Infancy is a vulnerable stage of development, therefore, it’s not enough that babies receive good care, the care must be excellent. — Magda Gerber