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We strive to create a natural and safe environment where you and your child feel secure and comfortable. We believe that creating a transparent organic environment leads to being open minded to different ideas, thoughts and cultures. Home is the heart of our practice.  Our team of Early Childhood Education Specialists work to improve not only their daily practice with young children but also influence current best practice through research-based professional and family development opportunities. 


BRIDGES | East Lansing, MI 



Abhirami Gunasingam became a RIE® Associate in 2023, the first in the State of Michigan.  She has a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in childhood trauma from Pacific Oaks College.  She successfully completed three Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE®) Internships with RIE® Associates Ruth Anne Hammond, Anita Cooper Ebright, Kristy Lynn Thomas, and Melissa Coyné respectively.  Abhirami Gunasingam fell in love with Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach in 2015 through the eyes of RIE® Associate Elizabeth Memel, who continues to be her mentor and advocate.  She believes that her role, as a caregiver and teacher, is to build reciprocal, committed relationships with young humans, their families, and her community at large.  In line with this belief she is actively engaged with young humans on a daily basis along with sharing educational resources by presenting at conferences, providing training sessions in her community, and publishing.  Abhirami Gunasingam has been working directly with young humans since 2010.


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