ERIC Number: ED082402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for Change. Caring for Children, Number Three.
Murphy, Lois B.; Leeper, Ethel M.
The booklet is the third 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 helping the child adapt to change. The change of starting school is viewed in terms of the mother's role, the difficulty of leaving mother behind, feelings of the first day, getting acquainted, and the need for special help. Another change is reported to be a teacher's absence, and preparation is recommended for short absences or a new teacher. Among the big events in a child's life which are said to be eased by a teacher's help are a new baby, moving, going to the hospital, and getting shots. Changes in schedule such as having to wait, bad weather, visitors, trips, and special days are other changes seen to require a child's adjustment. Shifts in activities such as from active to quiet play, at lunch and naptime, arriving and departing, and Monday morning are seen to often be difficult times. Teachers are encouraged to help the child through experiences of sadness and grief such as when a mother goes to the hospital, divorce and separation, prison, or moving to a different foster home. If a child has been absent, help is recommended when he returns to the center in order to become an accepted group member again. (For other booklets in the series see EC 052 600, EC 052 601, EC 052 603 and EC 052 604). (DB)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Guidelines, Teacher Role
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.45)
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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.