ERIC Number: ED082401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
More Than a Teacher. Caring for Children, Number Two.
Murphy, Lois B.; Leeper, Ethel M.
The booklet is the second in a series on the ways that child care centers can contribute to the healthy growth and development of preschool children, and focused on is the mothering teacher. The child care teacher is thought to be a mother substitute who can help the child learn to trust the world. Mothering is seen to involve a natural drive to care for and protect the young, and consideration of individual differences. The teacher is warned against competing with the mother's love for the child to prevent emotional problems. The mothering teacher is seen to fill emotional needs by offering affection, comforting the hurt child, showing interest, appreciating accomplishment, and helping build a positive self image. The mothering teacher is also shown to meet physical needs such as nourishment, toileting, sleep, and exercise. Aspects of social development such as self control, consideration for others, and accepting responsibility are other functions encouraged by the mothering teacher. The mothering teacher is said to build language ability through such activities as talking and listening, story telling, and singing. (For other booklets in the series see EC 052 600, EC 052 602 through EC 052 604). (DB)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Mother Attitudes
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.45)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC.