Infants and Toddlers : Curriculum and Teaching

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-20
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Infant and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching, 6e is the well established reference that takes a child-centered approach for the childcare provider called conscious care giving. This important and well rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in a childcare setting. The book is reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life. The 6th edition is updated with the latest information including new references and quotes as well as new brain research relevant to the first 36 months of life. There are case studies included, and the book also addresses the specific practices related to special needs children and children of different cultures. There are many key childcare philosophies addressed including that of the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement. The book provides an emphasis on the child's growth and development, and helps the reader to discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development within the child. This book provides the best information regarding the skills necessary to provide high quality care for infants and toddlers in any setting.

Table of Contents

Infant and Toddler Development and Caregiver Preparation
Looking Back to Move Forward: Foundations for Quality Infant and Toddler Care and Development
The Unlimited Child and You
Birth to Age Three: Developmental Patterns
The 3As: The Master Tools for Child Care
Effective Preparation and Tools for Professional Educators
Establishing a Positive Learning Environment
Building Relationships with Infants and Toddlers
Supportive Communication with Families and Colleagues
The Indoor and Outdoor Environment
Designing the Curriculum
Matching Caregiver Strategies and Child Development
The Child from Birth to Four Months of Age
The Child from Four to Eight Months of Age
The Child from Eight to Twelve Months of Age
The Child from Twelve to Eighteen Months of Age
The Child from Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months of Age
The Child from Twenty-Four to Thirty Months of Age
The Child from Thirty to Thirty-Six Months of Age
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