We, who are interested in Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach.

We, who are able to connect in person, by email, or through social media

We, who each bring our own unique perspective and life experiences to the conversation

We are a community. We are FORM where ALL ARE WELCOME. 

In FORM Friends,

We get to know one another a little better. 


Who am I?

 Hi! My name is Autumn and I live in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York with my incredible husband and two amazing sons, ages 4.5 years old and 15 months. Before my current job as a full-time mama, I was working in nonprofit...

Who am I? 

 Melody was raised in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, running through the trees, chasing wild animals, and scraping the dirt from her feet before going indoors. Melody started her career with children early, when she was just...


Hi. I am Nina Xu from Beijing, China. Little Park Child Care, I work with, is a beautiful fruit that evolved from a 2 hours playgroup at my living room 2015. It is beautiful because everything is empowered by our community of respectful and re...


Who Am I?

Larissa Neilson holds degrees in Business Administration and Law. She is an author, Infant/Toddler specialist, CEO and founder of Riesers™ Inc.While working as a nanny, she discovered the work of Dr. Emmi Pikler through Magda Gerber’s...

We wanted you to have a chance to get to know Gail Nadal. Gail is a RIE® Associate and the Incoming President of RIE®.

I can still remember as a young child playing with my baby dolls and wanting to be the one that takes care of these baby doll...


Who am I?

Rupa Ryan Kryzer, Program Support Specialist at the University of St.

Thomas Child Development Center. I was a student worker for most of

undergrad years and I had the good fortune to find my way back here

almost ten years later! I am al...


Who am I?

A dedicated professional working as an administrator, coach and technical assistance provider in early care and education for over 20 years in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Understanding the benefit of being a lifelong learner, C...


Who am I? 

I am Virginia Hanson, but you can call me Ginna. I am the lead teacher of the Roadrunner preschool room at UST CDC.  I have been working with young children for 18 years and find joy in my work on a daily basis.  I enjoy learning new...


Who Am I? 

I am Natasha Stoian, mother of Ioana, who is a member of FORM. I was born and educated in Russia, but defected to the West over 40 years ago. For over twenty years I worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service . I have a real th...

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