ERIC Number: ED421225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Up for Infant/Toddler Care: Guidelines for Centers and Family Child Care Homes. Revised Edition.
Godwin, Annabelle; Schrag, Lorraine
With increasing numbers of infants in need of child care, the demand for infant care programs has grown. This handbook was designed to meet the need for technical assistance regarding program components and workable practices geared specifically to infant and toddler care. Part 1 of the handbook, "Considerations in Infant and Toddler Care," contains the chapters: (1) "What Are Parents Concerned About?" (Kleinman); (2) "Helping the Child Adjust to the Setting" (Lauritzen); (3) "Ensuring Health and Safety" (Chu); (4) "Providing Learning and Growth Experiences for Children" (Bromwich); (5) "Caring for Children with Special Needs" (Bromwich and Kleinman); (6) "Helping Children Accept Limits--Discipline" (Godwin); (7) "Helping Children Learn to Use the Toilet" (Lauritzen and Tullis); and (8) "Building Relationships with Parents" (Bromwich). Part 2 of the handbook, "Infant and Toddler Care in Centers" contains chapters: (9) "Setting Up the Environment" (Gordon, Khokha, Schrag, and Weeks); (10) "Staffing Programs for Infants and Toddlers" (Gordon); (11) "Staff Satisfaction, Rights, and Status" (Gordon); and (12) "Staff Meetings, Inservice Training, and Continuing Education" (Godwin). Part 3 of the handbook, "Infant and Toddler Care in Family Child Care Homes," contains chapters: (13) "Infants and Toddlers in Family Child Care" (Lauritzen); (14) "Designing the Family Child Care Environment" (Tishler); (15) "Business Aspects of Setting Up a Child Care Home" (McHale); and (16) "Family Child Care Systems and Satellite Homes" (Lauritzen). The handbook includes a section on finding help in the community. Appendices contain charts and sample forms. Contains a 90-item bibliography. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Family Day Care, Guidelines, Infant Care, Infants, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Program Design, Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; phone: 800-424-2460, 202-232-8777; fax: 202-328-1846; e-mail: resource firstname.lastname@example.org (Order No. 228, $5; no shipping charge on prepaid orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Day Care Quality; Program Characteristics