Respect↔ Empower↔Collaborate

We are a RIE® inspired Child Development Centre in Starling, Edmonton,

and we are so excited to be building this community! 


We had the honour of being trained by Canada’s only current RIE® associate, Anita Cooper

and have completed our RIE® foundations certification. 

We're so glad to have you join us on our journey!

We offer Respectful Parent & Child Guidance classes in person and online to share this philosophy and help families build peaceful relationships with their young children.

We all have the capacity to impact our community. This is how we do our part! 


Tesia Ronaldson was born and raised in North Edmonton and became an educator. Tesia's love of children and teaching was amplified when she and her husband, Curtis, had their first child. Tesia gave birth to their second child in 2021! These combined passions, along with Tesia's discovery of the RIE philosophy, led her to build Robins Nest, alongside her sister-in-law Carly.

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Carly grew up in St. Albert and was called to work in human services from a young age. Carly's dedication for serving others led her to work with marginalized people across Alberta. Her work in the trauma field and the birth of her and her husband Jay's daughter, reinforced her passion for early intervention and respectful childcare.

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