ERIC Number: ED080173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Day Care and Intervention Programs for Infants.
Haith, Marshall M.
This guide represents an attempt to organize the available literature on day care programs currently in operation or in the proposal stage for infants under two years of age. Special emphases are placed on program goals for psychological development in the first two years, the curricula which have been developed to accomplish these goals, and the evaluation of these curricula. Ongoing and proposed day care centers are described in regard to purpose, theoretical orientation, subject characteristics, facilities and staffing. Brief mention is made of each program's concern with parent involvement, and then the infant curriculum and the results of curriculum evaluation are described. Home intervention programs are dealt with in essentially the same manner. Some programs are reviewed which have been developed for parent and child centers. These are followed by a brief summary of the literature about day care programs for infants in other countries, in addition to some information on day care for infants with handicaps. The remainder of the book relates some special issues of concern to planners of day care programs and explores some of the methodological problems in much of the current research. Following a list of references, specific lesson plans used in the Weikart and Lambie study are appended. An insert, "Infant Programs at a Glance," symposizes pertinent information about 14 programs. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Day Care, Educational Objectives, Guides, Handicapped Children, Home Programs, Infants, Intervention, Literature Reviews, Parent Participation, Preschool Curriculum, Program Descriptions
Avatar Press, P.O. Box 7727, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 (Paper, $3.25)
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Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Lab. of Social Relations.