ERIC Number: ED425839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Caring Place for Your Toddler.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Parents can make better decisions regarding a care setting for their toddler when they have information about how toddlers learn and about quality programs for toddlers. This brochure provides information to parents on how toddlers learn through play, exploration, and observation; the importance of toddlers learning at their own pace; and the role of a secure environment. The brochure also delineates the special challenges and opportunities in group care for toddlers, including developmental characteristics of toddlers, the caregivers' role, and the importance of the caregiver-family partnership. Also presented are examples of appropriate toddler activities in a family child care home and in a child care center. In addition, the brochure contrasts effective and poor program practices, including the children's relationship with the caregiver, caregiver behavior, literacy activities, inclusiveness of the setting, using routine tasks as learning opportunities, health and safety procedures, and the staffing schedule. The brochure also lists safety precautions for parents to look for when they visit a program for toddlers, and provides information on additional resources available through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Health, Day Care, Individual Development, Learning Activities, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent Materials, Preschool Education, Safety, Toddlers
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1426; Tel: 800-424-2460, 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-1846; Web site http://www.naeyc.org (NAEYC order No. 509; 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.