ERIC Number: ED247006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Care of Infants in Groups: A Resource Paper.
Flamholz, Mindie Lazinsky; And Others
The aims of this paper are to document the need for quality infant day care, to encourage the formation of a statewide policy for infant day care in Maryland, and to recommend specific components of that policy. Discussion refers to both family day care and center-based day care. After the first section's introductory presentation of data indicating the need for infant care, section 2 provides historical and background material on infant care and a brief overview of child development supplemented by lists of developmental milestones for children from birth to 5 years of age. Section 3 summarizes research on group care for infants. Recommendations are offered in section 4 in the areas of administration, funding, program provision, staffing, health concerns, parent participation, and employer-supported services. Section 5 explores research findings bearing on best practices in infant day care. Discussion focuses on (1) social development in the areas of attachment/separation anxiety, factors modifying children's responses to day care, and social behavior; (2) cognitive development; (3) health; and (4) the caregiver's role in the development of the child. Developmental milestones listed in the appendix are organized according to the following skill categories: cognition, communication, gross motor, fine motor, self-help, and social. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Health, Infants, Literature Reviews, Public Policy, Social Development, Teacher Role
Maryland Committtee for Children, Inc., 608 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland Committee for Children, Inc., Baltimore.