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!

Carolyn Paetzel, RIE® Associate

She is a licensed educator, and parent, with 25+ years of experience working with parents, infants, and students to help deepen their understanding of each infant's unique and innate abilities. Carolyn has presented at numerous workshops, including the RIE® Infant/Toddler conference and the MNAEYC State Conference. Carolyn has served as a consultant for local child development programs. Carolyn is the coordinator for FORM.