ERIC Number: ED407136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Children. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.
This training guide is designed to enhance the skills of Head Start staff in nurturing children by attending to them and interacting with them so they are safe as they grow and develop. Each of the guide's modules details module outcomes, key concepts, and background information. Module 1 addresses tuning in to children, focusing on building the staff's ability to: identify how their role influences children's development; understand children's basic developmental needs; apply basic child development principles and sound child development practices; and talk with other staff and parents about individual children. Module 2 addresses interacting with children, focusing on enhancing the staff's ability to listen to children in order to understand their individual needs, perceptions, and interests. Increasing staff skills in talking with children in ways that support a positive sense of self and address individual needs is also examined. Module 3 addresses nurturing children through families, and encourages staff to identify and build on family strengths in nurturing children. Contains resources. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.