Rising Stars Early Childhood Centres

Infant 3 months - 2 years

Our  Infant teachers are passionate about the RIE philosophy. The basis of Magda's Gerber's RIE philosophy is respect for, and trust in the baby to be an initiator, an explorer, and a self learner. We strive to achieve this on our day to day practice as we care for your children.

COMMUNICATE AUTHENTICALLY

COMMUNICATE AUTHENTICALLY

We speak in our authentic voices (though abit more slowly with babies and toddlers), use real words and talk about real things, especially things that directly pertain to our babies and that are happening now. We encourage babies to build communication skills by asking them questions, affording them plenty of time to respond, always acknowledge their communication.

QUALITY CARE TIME

QUALITY CARE TIME

We invite babies to actively participate in caregiving, like diapering, meals and bedtime rituals and give them our full attention during these activities. This inclusion and focused attention nurtures our teacher-child relationship, providing children the sense of security they need to be able to separate and engage in self-directed play.

MODEL WELL

MODEL WELL

We understand the power of our modeling and recognize that our children are learning from us through our every word and action about love, relationships, empathy, generosity, gratitude, patience, tolerance, kindness, honesty and respect. Most profoundly, they’re learning about themselves, their abilities and their worth, their place in our hearts and in the world.

CHILD DIRECTED PLAY

CHILD DIRECTED PLAY

We encourage uninterrupted self-directed play offering even the youngest infants free play opportunities, sensitively observing so as not to needlessly interrupt, and trusting that our child’s play choices are enough. Perfect, actually.

STRONG CONFIDENT LEADERS

STRONG CONFIDENT LEADERS

We recognize that children need confident, empathic leaders and clear boundaries, but not shaming, distractions, punishments or time out.

ACCEPT EMOTIONS

ACCEPT EMOTIONS

We encourage children to express their emotions by openly accepting and acknowledging them.

ALLOW EXPERIENCE

ALLOW EXPERIENCE

We allow children to problem solve and learn from age appropriate conflicts with our support.

INNER-DIRECTEDNESS

INNER-DIRECTEDNESS

We value intrinsic motivation and inner-directness, so we acknowledge effort and take care not to over-praise. We trust our children to know themselves better than we know them, so we allow children to lead when they play and choose enrichment activities, rather than projecting our own interests. We encourage our children’s passions and support them to fulfill their dreams.