Village Infant/Toddler Center and Preschool

RIE tm Philosophy
Respect is the guideline of RIE's philosophy.  The educarer shows respect, for example, by not picking up an infant or toddler without telling them beforehand, by talking directly to and not over the child and by waiting for the child's response.  Such respectful attitudes help develop an authentic child.  RIE's goal is to help raise authentic infants and toddlers who are:

  • Competent
  • Confident
  • Focused
  • Aware
  • Peaceful
  • Secure
  • Involved
  • Attentive
  • Cheerful
  • Curious
  • Cooperative
  • Exploring
  • Resourceful  
  • Interested
  • Initiating
  • Inner-directed