I confidently and strongly recommend Abhirami Gunasingam and Bridges Care and Education Center. As her RIE® Mentor Teacher™, I have solid knowledge of her gifted skills to support families with very young children who want the high quality care that all children deserve. With her sound background and sensitively educated approach, Abhirami can provide space and time for optimal infant brain and body development through relationship-based care, the essence of Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach. This is a pioneering approach that nearly forty years ago anticipated what science now tells us: that babies thrive with sensitive care that is responsive to their cues and developmental needs. Abhirami will demonstrate through guided observations the many ways to involve parents, allowing everyone attached -- primary and secondary figures -- to answer her basic question: “Is this beneficial for the baby?.” Using evidence of informed practice, this consummate professional is completely able to advocate for your child and for her staff using evidence of informed best practices to assure securely attached, enriched relationships.