White Brick Wall

Currently closed to new clients/patients

Rachel Hidalgo

The Authentic Nest



Respectful Parent-Child Classes for adults and children (ages 3 months - 3 years)

Perinatal Specific Services

Infant Development & Sleep, Birthing & 4th Trimester Support, Locally Owned Perinatal-Specific Businesses (non-healthcare)

Payment Accepted

Cash, Check, Credit Card, Zelle


Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Theory and Observation Course (Foundations) – Charleston, SC (2012) and NYC (2019). American Montessori Society (AMS), Associate Infant and Toddler Credential (2013). Pikler™ USA Intensives in 2012 and 2016.




In home visits

Pro bono

Yes, by referral

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The Authentic Nest offers on-going classes for caregivers and their children (3 months to 2 years) inspired by the RIE™ approach developed by Magda Gerber. Classes are available in 8 week sessions that last 90 minutes. Classes will be held in the safe and cozy Authentic Nest studio. Children will be able to move around freely while the caregiver enjoys the opportunity to sit back, observe and take pleasure in their child's discoveries. There will be an opportunity for open discussion during which caregivers can ask questions and voice concerns. One-on-one parent consolations are also available.


The Authentic Nest