ERIC Number: ED255322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues in the Provision of Quality Infant/Toddler Care.
Honig, Alice S.
Consideration is given to several issues that challenge parents and professionals when faced with the need for group care for infants. Discussion concerns characteristics wanted in those providing care for infants; the need for continuity in care and stability of the caregiver staff; the need for staff to infant ratios that contribute to children's positive emotional development; the desirability of a language-rich caregiving environment; the need to nurture altruism in a systematic way by modeling empathy and kindness and disapproving aggression toward others; finding a balance between group and individual learning opportunities; sharing control and power with infants; the vital issue of caregiver training; and necessary elements of the caregiver training curriculum. (RH)
Descriptors: Altruism, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Group Activities, Individual Activities, Individual Power, Infants, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Acquisition, Quality of Life, Social Support Groups, Teacher Student Ratio, Toddlers
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caregiver Child Ratio; Stability (Social Relationships)
Note: Paper presented at the Resources for Child Care Management Conference (Newark, NJ, April, 1985).