ERIC Number: ED400943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers. Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care.
Mangione, Peter L., Ed.
This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the fourth module of the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers (PITC), a four-module video training course for providers of family and center day care. The videos illustrate key concepts and caregiving techniques for a specific area of care, and the guides provide extensive and in-depth coverage of a topic. This guide focuses on the ways in which caregivers can support the early development of infants and toddlers by becoming sensitive to the vital role in that development of the children's home culture and language. Section One, "The Importance of Culture in Early Development," explores the empowering process of culture, cultural appreciation and enrichment, and practical suggestions for becoming culturally sensitive. Section Two, "Multicultural Issues in Child Care," discusses cultural sensitivity in routine caregiving tasks (such as toilet training and feeding), culture and learning in infancy, and concerns of immigrant families (such as the stress of sudden change and the longing for old family ways). Section Three, "The Process of Culturally Sensitive Care," explores a model for developing culturally responsive caregiving--acknowledge, ask, and adapt; creating an inclusive, nonstereotypical environment for infants and toddlers; and supporting staff relationships in a culturally responsive program. This section also includes several "thinking/doing activities" to put concepts into practice. The last section, "Suggested Resources," lists books, periodicals, organizations, and audiovisuals. Includes an appendix with caregiver-parent information/resources forms. Contains 38 references. (EV)
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Infants, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Guides, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.