ERIC Number: ED399056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Babies Need More Than Minding: Planning Programs for Babies and Toddlers in Group Settings. Accreditation and Beyond Series, Volume I.
The provision of child care and development programs that meet the specific needs of infants and toddlers is a major issue among professional caregivers. This monograph provides a quick guide to program planning that focuses specifically on the needs of very young children in group settings. The monograph explains and discusses the planning process using a needs-based curriculum model philosophy. The planning process consists of eight specific steps. Step 1 highlights development of a program philosophy. Step 2 addresses the identification of needs of the children, and step 3 addresses the development of program goals related to what the program aims to achieve. Step 4 focuses on developing a curriculum framework for infants and toddlers. Step 5 examines the concept of observation of the needs and interests of individual children. Step 6 addresses development of program plans for individual children, while step 7 focuses on development of the group plan. The final step addresses evaluation of each of the previously discussed steps. Contains 38 references. (SD)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Group Activities, Guides, Infant Care, Infants, Needs Assessment, Preschool Education, Program Design, Program Development, Toddlers
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory, 2602, Australia ($20.95 Australian dollars. Discount on quantity orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia