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NHAEYC Infant & Toddler Training Series

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Respecting Infants & Toddlers

By Working with their Instincts

High quality programs follow high quality principles. In this training series, you will be learning about the foundational theories of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber, and RIE principles in a real-life context, and how these principles can be brought to life in practice. The principles of Freedom of Movement, Self-Awareness and Respectful Caregiving will be covered in detail and how these principles support best practices, NH Child Care Licensing, and optimal child development. Developing curriculum and assessment methods that support these principles will be covered, as well as how to talk about RIE in order to gain support with directors, parents, and other staff members.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of the series, participants will be able to:

  1. Will be able to develop curriculum and assessment methods that support freedom of movement, self-awareness, and respectful caregiving, as well as create an environment that supports the curriculum.

  2. Identify the main RIE principles and be able to articulate their benefits of implementation to the proper audience.

  3. Identify resources that will support the individual’s goals of implementation of RIE principles in their own practice.



Recieve 18 hours of professional development.

*NHAEYC Reserves the right to cancel the series, due to low enrollment.




Session 1: September 6th. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Promoting gross motor & social emotional development through cutting edge practices.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Class participants will understand the RIE approach and its basic principles.
  2. Class participants will know the history and theories developed from the works of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber.
  3. Class participants will be able to identify situations and environments that support the theories of freedom of movement and self-awareness.


Session 2: September 20th. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Working with infants & toddlers within current and proposed regulatons.

Explore how the principle of Freedom of Movement changes what traditional motor development looks like. See how this principle affects other developmental domains as well. We will look at current and upcoming licensing regulations and explore how the freedom of movement principle connects to these regulations in making sure all programs are using best practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Class participants will be able to make the connection between freedom of movement and optimal development.
  2. Class participants will discuss current child care licensing, in particular, the upcoming infant and toddler regulations, and how freedom of movement relates to the new regulations.
  3. Class Participants will be able to identify opportunities for programs to improve practice using the freedom of movement theory and best practices.


Session 3: October 4th. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Respectful caregiving practices; routines and curriculum for infants & toddlers.

Discover the principle of respectful caregiving. Learn what it means to respect each infant/toddler as an individual, capable human being. We will learn what it means to include the child in routine caregiving in the classroom, as well as taking the time to practice sensitive observation of each infant, without judgment or bias.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Class participants will understand what it means to include the child in caregiving routines.
  2. Class participants will identify and practice respectful interactions.
  3. Class participants will participate in exercises of sensitive observation.


Session 4: October 18th. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Curriculum and assessment for infants & toddlers.

What does curriculum for infants & toddlers look like in a quality, program that utilizes RIE principles? Learn what it means to develop and implement individualized and inclusive curriculum for infants & toddlers. We will practice developing emergent curriculum in a freedom of movement classroom for all infant levels and be able to identify resources for caregivers and families.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Class participants will be able to explain what is meant by curriculum for infants & toddlers.
  2. Class participants will be able to describe the development and implementation of individualized curriculum.
  3. Class participants will be able to identify resources for caregivers and families working with infants an toddlers.


Session 5 & 6: October 28th.

*FULL DAY* 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Set Me Free – Design your infant & toddler environments; putting plans into practice.

How does freedom of movement work in practice?

Freedom of movement is a nice theory, but how does it work in practice? Learn how to analyze and design an infant environment so that the RIE principle of freedom of movement can be implemented. We will study the order of gross motor development that happens naturally and learn to develop curriculum to support that development without containers and self-help devices.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Class participants will be able to analyze and design an infant classroom environment that promotes freedom of movement and appropriate development.
  2. Class participants will be able to develop individualized gross motor curriculum for children without the use of containers and other such equipment.
  3. Class participants will understand how gross motor develops without outside assistance.


Planning and Implementing RIE

Planning, Implementing and Skill Practice (To include preparing the environment, any necessary tools, talking to stakeholders to get them on board, ie. staff, directors, parents. Future plans for learning and continued application of knowledge).

What now? We have learned the basic RIE principles and we want to implement them but where do we start? Learn to talk to other about what we’ve learned – talk to directors, parents and other staff to teach them what you have been taught. We will set small, attainable goals to slowly but comprehensively implement RIE principles into our own practice while gathering resources we will need to implement.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Class participants will practice talking about RIE principles and the benefits to engage directors, parents, and other staff.
  2. Class participants will set goals for themselves and their practice to implement the knowledge learned throughout the seminar.
  3. Class participants will gather resources needed to begin implementation of RIE principles in their own practice.




Presented by Blossom Dodge:

NH Credential Level: Master Teacher Level 1, Program Consultant, Faculty, Mentor, Workshop Trainer, Infant/Toddler Specialty, Infant Mental Health Credential

Presenter Blossom Dodge

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