ERIC Number: ED425838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Caring Place for Your Infant.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Selecting a child care program for infants presents special challenges for parents. This brochure provides information for parents on: the importance of high quality caregiving for their infant's development; infants' abilities and needs for warm human contact; important caregiver characteristics; and the caregiver-family partnership. The brochure also discusses how to ease the transition to a new care setting for infants and their families. Also provided is a checklist of child health and safety items that parents can use when visiting a center or family child care home. In addition, the brochure contrasts beneficial and poor practices for infant programs with regard to group size, caregivers' behavior, schedules and procedures, and activities. A list of further readings and resources available through the National Association for the Education of Young Children concludes the brochure. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Infant Care, Infants, Parent Materials, Safety
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-1846; Web site: http://www.naeyc.org (NAEYC Order No. 548; single copy, $0.50 each, 100 copies, $10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.