about

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:
TBD
"Where do we go from here?"
Online event
TBD
Respectful Parenting: Let's Talk About It! Library Series
Highland Park Library
TBD
Pop Up Cardboard Play Experience!
Highland Park Library
TBD
31st Annual RIE® Infant/Toddler Conference for Parents and Professionals in California
Skirball Center Drive
TBD
"How Can We Support A Healthy Body Image In Our Kids?"
Location is TBD
words from friends

I’m continually enriched and inspired by FORM’s outreach and educational activities, and by the community you have created.  I feel so lucky to have made many “virtual” friends through FORM this year, thanks to the ambassadorship and networking flair of the wonderful Carolyn Paetzel. To me, FORM represents a warm embrace that celebrates the thread that connects us.

 

Jennifer Curtis, RIE® Intern

 

Upcoming and Previous

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upcoming national RIE® events

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Travel to California!

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

postponed due to covid-19

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

 
Becca Swiler

has worked in early childhood education for nearly 35 years. During that time she has held every kind of position with every age range; she also has been pleased to be the founding director of two early childhood programs, including the University of St. Thomas Child Development Center. Throughout her career, she has had a strong commitment to developmental curricula and relationship-based programming. She is fascinated by human development and being part of the foundation of life-long learning.