ERIC Number: ED393543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Character Development: Encouraging Self-Esteem & Self-Discipline in Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year-Olds.
With the goal of maintaining settings most conducive to helping each child develop optimally, the essays in this book delve into realistic ways in which child care providers can move from providing inadequate or merely adequate day care to providing high quality center-based or family child care. Most of the 12 essays begin with a question or viewpoint that commonly comes up in on-site staff development discussions. The first essay, or chapter 1, deals with the issues surrounding non-parental care. Chapter 2 explores what babies need to develop optimal self-esteem, while chapter 3 examines where babies should be to develop optimum self-esteem, self-discipline, and good character. Chapter 4 discusses infant and toddler curriculum in family day care and other settings. Chapter 5 examines the development of character, self-esteem, and self-discipline, and chapter 6 explores the optimal infant-toddler environment and its role in building good character. Chapter 7 deals with respect for toddlers, teachers, and parents. Chapter 8 discusses toddlers' increasing social and emotional organization. Chapter 9 discusses language development. Chapter 10 discusses the importance of fun-filled friendship in developing children's self-discipline. Chapter 11 deals with discipline, and chapter 12 lists and describes 96 behaviors, characteristics, and achievements of optimally developing toddlers. (DR)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Behavior Development, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Classroom Environment, Day Care Centers, Discipline, Emotional Development, Family Day Care, Family Environment, Humor, Individual Characteristics, Infants, Language Acquisition, Self Concept, Self Control, Self Esteem, Separation Anxiety, Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426 (Order No. 175, $8; orders less than $20 must be prepaid and payment must be in U.S. funds only).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.