Enroll now in a small group (6-8 families) for infants and toddlers and their parents. Classes are located in in the St. Louis, Missouri area. These classes are inspired by RIE®, Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach.

Prior to the start of class a home visit is provided at no charge. A home visit allows you to learn more about classes, for you and your child to get to know your child development specialist, and for your child development specialist to get to know you. 

You will also be enrolled in your Friends of RIE® Network upon enrollment. This gives you an opportunity to connect with other families and professionals that believe children need to be cared for with respect and begin to expand you village.

Being part of RISE Groups means access to a private community group, support from a early childhood specialist, and educational resources that support you where you are on your journey through parenthood.

Class Offerings -

SUMMER Semester 2019

Mobile Infants Parent-Child Groups
Mondays 5:15-6:15 p.m.
June 3, 10, 17
July 1, 8, 15, 29
August 5, 12

Groups are held at the Shrewsbury Recreation Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.

Friends of RIE® Meetings
Groups include participation in our Monday Friends of RIE® Network Meetings. This is an adult only event located on the fourth Monday of the month at The Berry Patch Professional Child Care Center from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. In this group we talk about the challenges and best practices when caring for children based on the work of Magda Gerber and other early childhood experts. It provides parents with the opportunity for adult conversation and a village to support you in your journey through parenting.
Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
June 24, July 22, August 26
The Berry Patch Professional Child Care Center, 670 S. Laclede Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119


Home Visit
Home visit is at no cost to you.
You will be contacted by Shannon Carr upon registration to schedule at a time that is convenient for the both Shannon and your family.

One Hour Parent-Child Groups
Parents are asked to commit to a minimum of 1 semester during enrollment. Parents can choose to make monthly payments or pay for the entire semester up front.
Monthly Rate $60/month
Semester Rate $180/semester

Friends of RIE(R) - Missouri Network
Monthly Friends of RIE® Network Meetings are at no cost to you.

Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards Accepted.