ERIC Number: ED178166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting the Growth of Infants, Toddlers and Parents.
Jones, Elizabeth, Ed.
This publication describes infant and toddler programs in which young children and their parents are seen as trustworthy, competent people able to make decisions and solve problems. In Chapter 1, aspects of the Pacific Oaks Infant-Toddler-Parent Program are described, infant-toddler safety rules are listed, and guidelines for parent observation and participation are suggested. In Chapter 2, the challenge of creating growth-producing environments for infants and toddlers is discussed. Chapter 3, focuses on planning day care space for infants and toddlers, with special empahsis on promoting the child's development from trust to autonomy. Chapter 4 contains a description of the model of infant care developed at Loczy, a 24-hour care setting for infants and toddlers in Hungary. The history and philosophy of the Loczy program and the training and research components of the program are discussed. In Chapter 5, concrete examples of the application of the Loczy philosophy are presented from both the caretaker's and infant's perspective. Ten principles for a synchronous relationship between a caregiver and a young child are also presented. In Chapter 6, vignettes of infant play in a campus child care center are presented. Chapter 7 contains a report of a study of toddler social behavior at Pacific Oaks in which both anecdotal notes and behavioral coding were used as mesurement techniques. Findings of the study are presented in both narrative and quantitative form. (JMB)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Educational Philosophy, Environment, Infants, Interior Space, Interpersonal Relationship, Measurement Techniques, Observation, Parent Participation, Physical Environment, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Safety, School Space, Social Behavior, Social Environment, Toddlers
Pacific Oaks College and Children's School, 5 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, California 91103 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Oaks Coll. and Children's School, Pasadena, CA.