Rachel Hidalgo
Parent Coach
Charlotte, North Carolina
20 years of experience
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About me

I love bright colors, an ice-cold Coca-Cola, and working with children and their adults. Having been a resident of Charlotte, NC for 26 years, I have watched this city grow so much. I am glad you are here. Charlotte has never hosted this particular type of Caregiver-Child Class and I am thrilled to share this practice with you. I have over 18 years of experience working with children and caregivers in the home and school environment, and certifications in multiple early childhood and family-centered practices such as LWL®, RIE™, Pikler, and Montessori. Most importantly, I am a Mom. This type of class was not available to me when I brought my baby home over 13 years ago. Trust me, I could have used the support. I invite you to let The Authentic Nest be that support for your family, as you navigate these first few years of parenting. Together, we will hold each other up.


American Montessori Society (AMS), Associate Infant and Toddler Credential (2013)

Certification and training

Learn With Less® Certified Licensed Facilitator (2022)

RIE® Foundations: Theory and Observation (2012)

Pikler® USA Intensive "How Does Play Relate to Cognition?" (2016)

Pikler® USA Intensive "Observation of Infants and Toddlers: Attention to Detail" (2012)

Memberships and affiliations

Mind, Body, Baby of Charlotte, NC

Learn With Less®

Childhood Growth and Development Early Parenting Educator Family Consultation Infant Care Newborn Care Parenting Parenting Support Toddlers


Service introduction

The Authentic Nest is proud to facilitate Learn With Less® family enrichment groups during which caregivers have a unique opportunity to observe their child’s play in a thoughtfully prepared environment. Our play-based groups use play, talk, sing, and move as the framework to support all areas of your child’s development. These weekly classes are a safe, warm, and inclusive space for caregivers to share their struggles and celebrate their successes. You can put your mind to rest knowing all enrichment groups are led by a licensed parent educator with a professional background in early child development. Does this sound interesting? Let The Authentic Nest support you on your unique parenting journey with a weekly opportunity to learn, connect, engage, observe, and socialize. Contact us today!