Foundations of Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

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  • Copyright: 2012-12-11
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Understanding the development of infants, toddlers, and twos equips caregivers with the tools and best practices needed to guide, teach, and care for them. This foundational approach provides information on theories of early development, components of high-quality, responsive caregiving, and strategies to support children in their earliest years.

Author Biography

Jean Barbre, EdD, has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist, preschool director, teacher, college instructor, national and international speaker, and guest presenter on public television. Dr. Barbre holds a master's degree in child and family studies from California State University, Long Beach; a master's degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Pepperdine University. She is also the author of Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Caregiving and the Early Childhood Professionalp. 7
Theory to Practicep. 17
Building Secure Relationships and Attachmentsp. 32
Influences on Early Learningp. 39
Responsive Learning Environmentsp. 48
Social-Emotional Development: Understanding Self and Othersp. 66
Physical Development: Sensing and Movingp. 79
Cognitive Development: Thinking and Learningp. 92
Language Development: Playing with Sounds and Using Wordsp. 103
Closing Thoughts: Becoming a Responsive Caregiverp. 112
Glossaryp. 117
Referencesp. 121
Indexp. 123
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