Testimonials 2017-05-26T05:03:20+00:00

DgreyquotesEverything about Deborah, from her calm tone of voice to her smooth and elegant mannerisms, personifies Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach. She imbued our class with an atmosphere of respect, indulged each and every one of our questions and concerns, and encouraged meaningful discussions on all aspects of Educaring. Her patience, grace, and tangible reverence for infants were truly inspirational and helped me internalize Magda’s teachings in a way that just reading could never accomplish.”

E. Rigol

DgreyquotesWithout a doubt, the RIE® Foundations™ course was by far the most inspiring and empowering class I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending and Deborah’s method of teaching and warm character played a major role in the experience I had. I’m incredibly grateful for the experience and the support she has given me during the course as well as months after its end. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”

C. Steinhoff

DgreyquotesHere at the Children’s Center, we believe strongly in the principles of RIE® and incorporate them into our practice in the Infant and Toddler classrooms. These principles of respectful caregiving and image of the child as capable and competent tie in strongly with our own tenets of Sense of Security, Sense of Belonging, Socialization and Guidance, and Learning through Play. We truly appreciate how beautifully Deborah conveys the message of self-respect and establishing confidence in the RIE tenets to the parents of our students.

Ani Shabazian, Ph.D. / Director of the LMU Children’s Center and Assistant Professor, LMU Department of Education

DgreyquotesDeborah Carlisle Solomon’s teaching style beautifully and eloquently brings to life Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach. Through a skillful blend of discussion, reflection, and experiential learning techniques, Deborah’s warm, gentle and thoughtful manner help each student learn at their own pace. Her RIE® Foundations™ course changed the way I view not only infant development but, all human interactions.”

C. Paetzel

DgreyquotesI am grateful to have had Deborah lead my RIE® Foundations: Theory and Observations™ course. Her gentle and inspired approach to sharing the information opened deep understanding for me. Having studied and reflected more on the work over the years, I grow in appreciation for her thoughtful style as I realize more and more how she modeled Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach in a bigger way than I could understand at the time. I continue to find meaning and inspiration from her example and the notes/journal from her course, and she continues to help in that way and in others. I am grateful, indeed.”

B. Middleton