Resources for Infant Educaring Foundations – Coming to Chicago This Summer
Partial Scholarship available
A unique and exciting opportunity has just come to my attention and I would like to share it with students/caregivers/parents/teachers in the Chicago/Naperville area. In mid-July Polly Elam will be in our area. This special nine day course is unique. Normally to experience the teachings of Magda Gerber and Dr. Emmi Pikler it is necessary to travel to the West Coast. Polly contacted me recently and mentioned the generous scholarship available for an attendee. The group will be small, the information invaluable. If interested in this special opportunity..check out the following information and contact Polly Elam.
RIE Foundations Course is offering a course in the Chicago area in July. Please see below for all the details, and feel free to share this news with anyone you know who might be interested. If you have general questions, or you’d like to inquire about bringing a RIE Foundations course to your area, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’re not in the Chicago area, check here for other upcoming dates and locations.
Details for the upcoming course being offered in July!
RIE FOUNDATIONS: THEORY AND OBSERVATION
MAGDA GERBER’S EDUCARING APPROACH TO INFANT AND
TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND CARE
4512 Walton Heath Drive
Naperville, Il 60564
Nine Consecutive Days Intensive Course
(Includes weekend days)
July 19-27, 2013
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Daily
RIE Course Content
This nine day intensive course is for students, parents
(including expectant), and professionals who want to
develop and deepen their understanding of infant
development and care. Course content includes an
overview of Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach -
gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional
development of the infant – designing the
environment – planning the curriculum – issues in
RIE Foundations training can be applied in
settings such as the natural family, the childcare
center, and family childcare. The format for the
course includes lectures, discussions, videos and
visits to infant care centers.
Polly Elam, RIE Associate and Infant Specialist studied
and worked with Magda Gerber for 20 years. She
studied with Magda’s colleagues at the Emmi Pikler
Institute, Budapest in 1986 and continues advanced
training there. She is also a WestEd PITC Graduate
and a PQ Trainer. Polly has previous experience as a
Regional Child Development Program Administrator and
Community College Instructor. As an ECE Consultant,
she has worked with a variety of infant/toddler programs
and has conducted seminars and workshops in Europe,
New Zealand, Canada and throughout the United
$940.00 (Due June 17, 2013)
Non-refundable deposit $100.00
Deposit must be mailed with registration.
Deposit will be applied to total tuition.
available. Enrollment limited.
The hotel list is provided for the convenience
of our out-of-town students. Students should
make their individual arrangements with the
165 Remington Blvd
Bolingbrook, Il 60440
Holiday Inn Hotel
205 Remington Blvd.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Chicago Marriott – Naperville
1801 North Naper Blvd.
Naperville, Il 60563
For additional information regarding lodging
please email Lynn Korst at
Home Phone (______) ________________
Work Phone (______) ________________
My $100 non-refundable deposit is enclosed.
Balance will be paid NLT June 17, 2013.
Make checks payable to: Polly Elam and Associates
Mail to: 951 Vista Cerro Drive
Paso Robles, California 93446
For more information email: