Founded in May 2014, we are a growing community of parents, educators, students, and administrators who gather monthly to inspire, support and engage in topics relating to early childhood education and parenting.



Our Mission:  "We are an open forum for collaborative inquiry, dialogue, and advocacy influenced by

Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach in Minnesota."


Come as you are, whenever you can. Anyone and everyone is welcome!

upcoming events
Respectful Parenting: Let's Talk About It! Library Series
Saint Anthony Park Library
FORM Family in February
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Respectful Parenting: Let's Talk About It! Library Series
Linden Hills Library
31st Annual RIE® Infant/Toddler Conference for Parents and Professionals in California
Skirball Center Drive
Respectful Parenting: Let's Talk About It! Library Series
Highland Park Library
"How Can We Support A Healthy Body Image In Our Kids?"
Location is TBD
Pop Up Cardboard Play Experience!
Location is TBD
words from friends

As a new parent I was so excited reading online about RIE®  but I was wishing I could have actual in-person discussions with others – then I found FORM! It has given me everything I was looking for and then some... Interesting conversations, a place to ask questions and learn, an intro to further RIE® based classes and events and, most importantly, it has led to friendships that have been so meaningful and supportive. FORM is an amazing tribe of kind and intelligent people and I feel so lucky to have found them.


Gina, Foundations student and parent


Upcoming and Previous




Travel to California!

RIE® 31st Annual Infant-Toddler Conference for Parents and Professionals

on Saturday, April 4th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles

upcoming national RIE® events

Here are some events of interest sponsored by the larger RIE® community. Visit www.rie.org for a more extensive list!

Polly Elam, RIE® Associate

and Infant Specialist. She studied and worked with Magda Gerber for 20 years. Polly first studied at the Emmi Pikler Institute in 1986 and continues advanced training there. As an ECE Consultant, she has worked with a variety of infant/toddler programs and has conducted seminars and workshops in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and throughout the United States.