ERIC Number: ED227934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
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Infant and Toddler Programs: A Guide to Very Early Childhood Education.
Cataldo, Christine Z.
Intended as an integrated and comprehensive guide, this book consists of 10 chapters arranged in 3 sections, each of which is intended for a different audience. A foundation section for the general reader is offered in chapters 1 through 3. Respectively, these chapters discuss basic principles of early childhood education and trends from theory, practice, and research that have contributed to the evolution of infant and toddler programs; describe program approaches that have emerged from child care and early intervention materials; and offer descriptions of the development of infants and toddlers. In chapter 2, the concept of education for the very young is described, and an interpersonal/environmental approach is presented in detail. The second section, including chapters 4 through 7, is intended as a guide for professionals and students. These four chapters describe the roles of teachers and caregivers, discuss the physical setting and "child environment" of a center, present a wide range of program activities, and discuss several programming issues and problems. For more advanced students and professionals, chapters 8 through 10 focus on specialized topics: offered are guidelines for conducting a parent/child education program, descriptions of features of several unique program models, and administrative suggestions for program operation. Early childhood competency profiles are appended. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Guidelines, Infants, Learning Activities, Models, Parent Participation, Play, Profiles, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Teacher Role
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 2725 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Paper, $9.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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