ERIC Number: ED050817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum for the Infant and Toddler. A Color Slide Series with Script. (Script Only).
Saunders, Minta M.; Keister, Mary Elizabeth
This script was written to accompany a series of 118 color slides and presents the view that the important elements in caring for and teaching very young children cannot be packaged as a curriculum. Everything that goes into affectionate and satisfying child care, day after day, offers many opportunities for learning by babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. Expensive toys and equipment are for this type of "curriculum." Some child development theories are briefly presented, and infants and toddlers are shown learning through various aspects of routine daily care, exploration and play, and visits to doctor's office and nursery school. Results are reported of a study of 20 babies under the age of 2 receiving all-day care in a nursery using the old-fashioned "curriculum" presented in this slide series. Paired with babies brought up in their own homes by interested, involved mothers, they kept pace in mental, motor, and social development. Instructions are included for ordering the slide series. (AJ)
Descriptors: Child Care, Cognitive Development, Day Care Centers, Demonstration Programs, Early Experience, Infants, Learning Experience, Motor Development, Preschool Curriculum, Program Guides, Slides, Social Development, Stimulation
Infant Care Project, Institute for Child and Family Development, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 27412 (Script, $2.00; Script and one slide set, $35.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.