Infant Development Movement Education 

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

What is Infant Developmental Movement Education, or “IDME?”

Infant Developmental Movement Education (IDME) is a relationship-based approach to support healthy infant development.  Helpful for babies who are developing with ease, as well as those experiencing challenges or developmental differences, IDME is oriented toward witnessing the wholeness and vitality of each baby, within their unique spectrum of capacity. 

Educators collaborate with parents to witness, touch, move and play with their babies. Together they explore how creating an environment of safety and comfort naturally awakens each child’s innate curiosity and learning, and the progressive development of resilience, independence and agency. 

Grounded in the study of developmental embryology, neurology, relationships, psychology + somatic practices, IDME is baby-guided, inquiry-based and collaborative between practitioner + parents.



Group Infant Discovery Sessions
Infant Developmental Movement Education

When: Saturdays  October 14th – November 18th
Cost: $25/drop-in, $120/6-week series
Ages:    4-weeks through Early Walking

Come support your baby’s curiosity, growth and development, all while share discoveries and challenges with a group of other parents.

Classes begin with a check-in and discussion about infant development or family well-being. For example, we might: 

  • Talk about creating spaces in your home to support your baby’s learning
  • Explore strategies for holding and moving your baby to support their development. . .including the importance of tummy time + more
  • Brainstorm how to meet your own needs in addition to your baby’s needs
  • Learn how responding to your baby’s rhythmic cycles can help you and your baby have happier days and sleepier nights

Following group discussion, we spend time observing what the babies are teaching us about their growth and discovering ways to support them. Each meeting will open or close with a movement or meditation practice to nourish your hard-working parent body-mind.

We expect babies to be babies!  Fussing or crying (either of you!), feeding, pooping, sleeping, arriving late or needing to leave early. . . .are all expected and welcomed! This is a time and space to be in community just as you are.

* Adult vaccination is required for all  group parent + baby classes.
Help keep the babies safe + healthy by not coming to class if anyone in your family has been ill or had any symptoms of illness in the past 24 hours (sneezing, coughing, fever, vomiting, GI upset, unexplained rashes).

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

Private Appointments :
Infant Developmental Movement Education

Private Infant Developmental Movement Education 
60-90 minute sessions are available by appointment.

Sessions can take place in your home or the office in East Providence.

When setting up your appointment, please share your questions and goals for our time together. We will collaborate, using your knowledge of your baby, and guided observation, touch and movement as we play and learn with your baby.

All topics are welcome, including:

  • How to hold + carry your baby to support comfort + development (recommended during pregnancy and the first 4 weeks)
  • Head preference, torticollis or physical patterns which appear “stuck” or overly dominant
  • Helping ease gas, constipation, hard belly, excessive spitting up
  • Supporting sleep
  • Tummy time, side-resting and back time for strength + coordination
  • Frequent faller? Help your baby learn to safely change levels + positions
  • Helping “sensitive” or over-stimulated babies find greater comfort
  • Addressing breastfeeding challenges related to position or poor latch
  • Addressing question or worries about developmental milestones

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth