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Child Development: Day Care. 2. Serving Infants.
Huntington, Dorothy S., Ed.; And Others
This volume is the first in a series of Handbooks dealing with the child development aspects of any good day care program. The Handbook is divided into five sections. Chapter One covers the principles of day care that must be the foundation of any program. It reviews the developmental needs of children from birth to age three, and outlines some of the cautions and controversies involved in infant care programs. Chapter Two is designed to remind program developers of the practical problems involved in organizing and running a day care center, and offers some suggestions for dealing with these problems. Chapter Three again deals with the issues of day-to-day operation of a center for infants. Chapter Four offers suggestions for activities to carry out with infants of three age levels: birth to one year, one year to two years, and two years to three years in six areas; language, gross motor development, fine motor development, self awareness, thinking, and social responsiveness and mastery. The Appendixes offer a list of information sources on day care and child development, a list of suggested equipment and supplies for an infant-toddler center, and a list of commercially available toys and books appropriate for children under three years of age. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Day Care, Guides, Infants, Information Sources, Preschool Children, Problem Solving, Program Administration, Psychomotor Skills, Self Concept, Social Development, Standards, Toys
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (No. 1791-0164, $0.75)
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Sponsor: President's Science Advisory Committee, Washington, DC.; Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: One of a series of reports produced under Grant H-9708