ERIC Number: ED198945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Infancy and Caregiving.
Gonzalez-Mena, Janet; Eyer, Dianne Widmeyer
Designed for caregivers who work with infants in day care centers, family day care programs, Home Start infant programs, and programs for the developmentally disabled, this book provides guidelines for establishing a respectful, responsive, and reciprocal relationship between the caregiver and the infant. Ten principles for promoting this kind of relationship are outlined in Chapter 1 and discussed in detail in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 describes basic caregiving tasks, and how the caregiver can promote infants' development, and teach them self-help skills. Chapter 4 defines infant education and suggests ways of further facilitating infants' development. Chapter 5 shows how the principles of caregiving are related to an infant center curriculum. Chapter 6 demonstrates the importance of attachment and suggests ways of promoting it. Chapters 7 and 8 discuss the development of the sensory and motor systems, perception, intelligence, and language. Chapter 9 examines the emotions of infants and ends with a discussion of the development of a sense of self. A chart showing levels of development, the caregiver's role at each level, and appropriate physical environments (including toys and equipment) is presented in the appendix. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles, Guidelines, Infant Behavior, Infants, Job Training, Language Acquisition, Motor Development, Psychological Needs, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Role
Mayfield Publishing Company, 285 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (Paper, $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A