ERIC Number: ED400057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Prime Times: A Handbook for Excellence in Infant and Toddler Programs.
Greenman, Jim; Stonehouse, Anne
This handbook is intended as a guide to caregivers in programs serving children under the age of three, and as a text for students training to work with infants and toddlers. The book includes material to help program developers and directors set up and manage a child care program. The text stresses the importance of good organization, one-to-one interactions, environmentally-based programs, and parent-staff partnerships. Sections focus on the "context" of good care, program organization, and quality caregiving. Chapters are: (1) "Child Care in the Real World," discussing the high cost of quality; (2) "Understanding How Child Care Centers Work: The Center as an Organization"; (3) "Goals, Characteristics, and Assumptions in a Quality Program"; (4) "Understanding Infants and Toddlers," including children with special needs; (5) "Grouping Infants and Toddlers"; (6) "Structuring Time and Space for Quality Care"; (7) "Good Care for Infants and Toddlers"; (8) "Prime Times: Caring Routines"; (9) "Guiding the Behavior of Infants and Toddlers," including discipline, expectations, and cool-down time; (10) "Safe and Healthy Environments for Infants and Toddlers"; (11) "The Learning Environment"; (12) "Infants and Toddlers Outdoors"; (13) "Interactions with Infants and Toddlers: The Caregiver as Teacher"; (14) "Partnerships with Parents"; (15) "Good Places for Staff"; and (16) "Ongoing Program Evaluation and Change." Includes a list of 43 resources. (BGC)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Family Needs, Infant Care, Infants, Learning Experience, Neonates, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Program Evaluation, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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