NEW Baby Group!

NEW Baby Group!
Facilitated by Arielle Rosen

Parenting has gotten complicated. There are a million different gadgets and at least that many parenting philosophies to follow. How do you possibly decide what’s best for you and your baby?!

Based on the RIE® philosophy, this playgroup will help you to envision a simplified version of parenting that follows your baby’s cues and unique rhythm, and will provide you with strategies that will allow you to experience and thoroughly enjoy quality time with your baby.

Join us to learn topics, such as:
  • Observation vs. entertainment
  • What is sportscasting and why is it important?
  • Providing real vs. imagined choices
  • Taking the time to enjoy the basics: changing diapers, getting dressed, taking a bath, etc.
  • Setting clear and reasonable limits from day 1
  • Routine, routine, routine
Weekday Group:
Summer session:  June 30, July 14, July 28, August 11 & August 25

Time: Groups will be held from 12-1:30 pm
Ages: newborn to 18 months and their parents
Fees:  $20 per day -- sliding scale available

To register, please click here.

Weekend Groups:
Arielle will be offering two weekend Baby Groups for working parents this Summer. Each group will be two hours in length, and parents can sign up for one or both date options.

Date & Time Options: Sunday, July 9 from 10:00 am - noon and/or Sunday, August 6 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ages: newborn to 18 months and their parents
Fees: $30 per group -- sliding scale available

To register for the weekend group, please click here.

Arielle Rosen has spent most of her career supporting babies, parents & families. Most notably, Arielle founded, developed and managed the Family Services Program at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where she facilitated a weekly RIE-inspired parent/infant playgroup, taught parenting classes, and trained over 1,000 service providers/educators on how to support the needs of LGBT families. Arielle’s credentials also include being a birth doula and former nanny. Having formally studied the RIE® philosophy since 2003, Arielle’s child development philosophy is based on the fundamentals of RIE®, as well as her core belief in simplifying parenting and treating babies and children with love and respect.

For more information, please contact Arielle Rosen at

*Groups are inspired by the RIE® philosophy, however they are not official RIE® groups. Arielle is a RIE® Intern, currently working towards becoming a RIE® associate.