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Infants and Toddlers Curriculum and Teaching

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780766842847

ISBN10:
0766842843
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/12/2002
Publisher(s):
Thomson Custom Publishing
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Summary

The Fifth Edition of Infants & Toddlers Curriculum & Teaching provides practical and powerfully effective tools for anyone involved in the care and development of young children. This proven source not only helps prepare caregivers for certification as a child care specialist, it also instructs the reader in essential skills for self-care while caring for the needs of young children from birth to 36 months. The 13 CDA skills are presented through practical concepts and examples in real-life child care situations. This edition expands on the practical, "how-to" and hands-on aspects of childcare as well as the most current theoretical and research foundations of child development. New case studies illustrate practical examples of skills and concepts. The most current research on the brain, neurological and perceptual development as wells as new chapters on effective tools to enhance each of the five major developmental areas help make this a comprehensive child care and

Author Biography

Linda Douville-Watson is a Master's level nurse with 30 years of medical and child development and care experience. She is a trained CDA Representative. She is presently an adjunct professor of psychology at Nassau Community College Michael A. Watson was a Clinical Child Psychologist who specialized in learning and development for 30 years. Dr. Watson taught and was a school psychologist in child care centers, preschools, district-wide special education programs, and elementary and high schools. A professor of psychology at St. John's University and Hofstra University doctoral programs, he published numerous research papers and articles on development and learning and a nationally standardized test LaVisa Cam Wilson taught in child care centers, kindergarten, and first grade. She was a professor of Early Childhood Education at Auburn University and served as a Child Development Training Project Director. Dr. Wilson served on the Board of the Day Care Council of America, and on the Board of Directors of the National Child Care Association for Childhood Education

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Ancillaries xii
Acknowledgments xiii
The CDA Competency Standards for Infant/Toddler Child Development Specialists xiv
About the Authors xvi
PART I INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT AND CAREGIVER PREPARATION 1(170)
History and Trends in Infant and Toddler Care and Development
2(17)
Introduction
3(1)
Historical Perspectives on Development and Care
3(4)
Current Perspectives on Development and Care
7(6)
Cultural Diversity Programs and Antiterrorism Procedures
13(3)
Case Study-Caregiver-in-Training
16(3)
The Unlimited Child and You
19(26)
Theory of the Unlimited Child
20(1)
Five Need Levels
21(2)
Five Major Developmental Areas
23(1)
Using a Developmental Profile
23(2)
Theoretical Contributions
25(8)
Summary of Theoretical Contributions
33(1)
Children with Special Needs
34(7)
Case Study-Ideal Care
41(4)
Birth to Preschool Developmental Patterns
45(53)
Differences between Development and Learning
46(1)
The Part-Whole Relationship
47(1)
Patterns of Development in Five Major Areas
48(43)
Case Study
91(7)
The 3A's: The Master Tools for Child Care
98(20)
Introduction
99(2)
The 3A's: Attention, Approval, and Affection as Tools
101(1)
The Attachment Debate and Diminished Father and Mother Roles
101(3)
The 3A's Part I: The Outward Expression
104(3)
Definition of Caregiver Self Health
107(1)
The 3A's Part II: The Inward Expression
108(3)
Using the 3A's Successfully with Infants and Toddlers
111(3)
Case Study-Premature Pia
114(4)
Effective Tools for Child Care and Development
118(53)
Introduction
119(1)
Characteristics of a Competent Child Care Specialist
120(2)
Relating to Infants and Toddlers
122(1)
Acquiring Knowledge
122(1)
Professional Preparation of the Caregiver
123(1)
ORAOM
124(11)
Tools for Conscious Caregiving
135(1)
Physical Development
136(7)
Emotional Development
143(6)
Social Development
149(6)
Cognitive Development
155(4)
Learning Skill Development
159(4)
Summary: Your Work
163(2)
Case Study
165(6)
PART II ESTABLISHING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT 171(116)
Communicating with Parents and Staff
172(21)
Introduction
173(1)
Communicating Successfully with Parents, Staff, and Children
173(3)
Communication Situations
176(12)
Case Study
188(1)
Resources for Parents and Staff
189(4)
Settings for Child Care
193(16)
Introduction
194(1)
Choosing a Provider
194(1)
Family-Based Care
195(3)
Center-Based Care
198(2)
Program Emphases
200(1)
Program Funding
201(1)
Support Groups
202(3)
Case Study
205(4)
The Indoor and Outdoor Environment
209(33)
Introduction
210(1)
Room Arrangement
210(5)
Play Yard Arrangement
215(2)
Materials
217(5)
Conditions Fostering Safety and Health
222(16)
Case Study
238(4)
Designing the Curriculum
242(45)
Infant-Toddler Curriculum
243(3)
Influences on the Curriculum
246(10)
Children with Special Needs
256(3)
The Process of Curriculum Development
259(5)
Implementing Curriculum
264(19)
Case Study
283(4)
PART III MATCHING CAREGIVER STRATEGIES AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT 287(150)
The Child from Birth to Four Months of Age
288(27)
Materials and Activities
289(2)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
291(22)
Case Study
313(2)
The Child from Four to Eight Months of Age
315(22)
Materials and Activities
316(2)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
318(16)
Case Study
334(3)
The Child from Eight to Twelve Months of Age
337(21)
Materials and Activities
338(2)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
340(15)
Case Study
355(3)
The Child from Twelve to Eighteen Months of Age
358(21)
Materials and Activities
359(3)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
362(14)
Case Study
376(3)
The Child from Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months of Age
379(21)
Materials and Activities
380(2)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
382(15)
Case Study
397(3)
The Child from Twenty-Four to Thirty Months of Age
400(19)
Materials and Activities
401(4)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
405(12)
Case Study
417(2)
The Child from Thirty to Thirty-Six Months of Age
419(18)
Materials and Activities
420(2)
Caregiver Strategies to Enhance Development
422(12)
Case Study
434(2)
Summary: Closing Note
436(1)
Appendix A Developmental Prescriptions 437(22)
Appendix B Developmental Profile and Instructions 459(3)
Appendix C CDA Competency Standards for Infant/Toddler Caregivers in Center-Based Programs 462(27)
Appendix D The Celebration of Life Calendar 489(8)
Glossary 497(8)
Index 505


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