Parent-Child Groups

RISE offers unique groups giving parents a special opportunity to relax, connect, observe and learn respectful parenting in a calm, non-judgmental environment where children are allowed to unfold in their own way, at their own pace. In these groups, parents learn new ways to support and interpret their child through sensitive observation. Groups are inspired by RIE®

Groups are a wonderful way to connect with other local families that share in a similar parenting style.  They are focused for children between 3-30 months of age, and when possible, are grouped based on child mobility.  Groups meet approximately once a week for a semester. Once a month the group is not in session so parents can attend the Friends of RIE® - Missouri Network. Groups are designed to be on-going until the youngest turns 24 months. Click here to learn more and register. Our facilitator will reach out to you to schedule your complimentary home visit. 

Parent-Child Groups are inspired by Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach and facilitated by Shannon Carr, Owner of RISE and RIE® Intern™ under the mentorship of Polly Elam, RIE® Associate™ 


Family Home Visits

Expecting a newborn? Is your toddler's journey towards independence got you baffled? Are you looking for some parental guidance or advice. RISE is here to help! RISE offers home visits to support your individual parenting needs. RISE strives to offer support that is respectful to all, based on trust, and encourages your child's authentic self. RISE approaches are inspired by RIE® 

Call Shannon Carr at 314-348-1442 or email at to inquire about a visit.



Looking for someone to speak at your next parenting event? RISE provides active presentations on a number or topics that support the early childhood best practices in child development, self-worth, and healthy living.  

To learn about what Workshops and Community Events are coming up click here!!