Ruth Anne Hammond, MA

RIE® Mentor | Parenting Infants & Toddlers

Ruth Anne Hammond, MA, is the author of Respecting Babies: A Guide to Educaring for Parents and Professionals (Zero to Three 2009, 2019) and RIE® Mentor and board member. She speaks and teaches on many topics related to the care, education and development of infants and young children. Her warmth and depth of knowledge of the field and interpersonal neurobiology combine to make her a sought-after resource for professionals and parents in the U.S. and abroad.


Her years of experience in classrooms at Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, Resources for Infant Educarers® and community college settings have given her a deep reverence for individual learners old and young, and the value of diverse cultural perspectives. She is a lifelong seeker of wisdom and loves to share not only her expertise but also her questions with other searchers. To learn more about Ruth Ann, visit

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