ERIC Number: ED438952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
How You Are Is as Important as What You Do...in Making a Positive Difference for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families.
Pawl, Jeree H.; St. John, Maria
Based on the view that positive changes in infant and toddler caregivers' relationships can help to achieve the shared goal of promoting young children's healthy development, this book provides stories or vignettes about relationships with children and their parents designed to stimulate individual reflection, encourage group discussion, and honor the complexity of caring for infants and toddlers. An introductory section describes the types of stories in the guide: (1) contrasting vignettes showing adults interacting with infants and toddlers in very different ways in similar circumstances; (2) scenarios showing young children, parents, and infant/family professionals at critical times in their relationships; and (3) "stumpers," presenting challenges inherent in working with infants, toddlers, and families. A 5-step process for using the stories as part of a structured learning experience is included. The next section presents guiding principles of "being" and "doing" with infants, toddlers, and families. The remainder of the book presents four contrasting vignettes, seven scenarios, and three "stumpers." Following some of the stories are lists of questions for trainers to consider in applying the 5-step process. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Infant Care, Infants, Parents, Professional Development, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC.