ERIC Number: ED363411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Better Baby Care: A Book for Family Day Care Providers. (Revised).
Nash, Margaret; And Others
This document is a resource guide for the care of infants and toddlers. It is designed for childcare providers who are interested in furthering their professional growth but who do not have access to inservice courses. The guide can also be used as a primary or supplementary text for childcare training courses, and provides information and suggestions in a format that is easy to follow, and in language that is easy to read. Following an introduction, chapters 1 and 2 describe the process for preparing to bring an infant into a family daycare home for the first time, and contain tips on baby-proofing the home and on meeting infants' needs. Chapter 3 outlines the basic pattern in the development of babies, and contains suggestions for activities to encourage the physical, language, cognitive, and emotional development of babies. Common infant and toddler behaviors are described in chapter 4. Chapter 5 covers nutrition and feeding, and chapter 6 discusses health, safety, and first aid. Chapters 7 and 8 focus on the professional childcare provider, the business aspects of being a provider, and partnerships between providers and parents. Common health problems are listed in the appendix. (Contains 29 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Health, Day Care Centers, Educational Resources, Family Day Care, Infant Behavior, Infants, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Physical Environment, Preschool Education, Toddlers
Children's Foundation, 725 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Suite 505, Washington, DC 20005-2109 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.