ERIC Number: ED427864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Infants and Toddlers (Ages 0-3): A Quarterly Newsletter for the Education Community, 1997-1998.
Sexton, David, Ed.
Focus on Infants and Toddlers, v10 n1-4 Fall 1997-Sum 1998
These four quarterly newsletter issues address various topics of interest to child caregivers. Each issue focuses on a theme and includes an article on that theme, along with regular columns. The Fall 1997 issue focuses on play in the world of infants, stressing its importance and advising parents and caregivers in using play to facilitate learning. The news column covers child care providers and SIDS, and injuries from infant walkers. The vice president's column discusses father-daughter relationships. The topic of the Winter 1997 issue is "Total Communication in Early Care, Education and Intervention: An Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Strategy." The article provides guidance on the growing trend of using total communication strategies with young children, even those without hearing impairments. The child safety column covers toy selection and maintenance, while the vice president's column addresses redefining roles and expectations in teacher-student relationships. The Spring 1998 newsletter focuses on fostering the imitative and imaginative play of infants and toddlers in order to support their development. The current research column addresses newborn hearing screening; the news column describes the design of an innovative child care center; and the vice president's column addresses listening to and supporting children's teachers. The Summer 1998 issue focuses on preparing and supporting paraprofessionals as effective members of early intervention teams serving infants and toddlers with developmental delays and their families. The vice president's column discusses preservice, novice, experienced, and seasoned teachers learning together. All issues contain listings of new Web resources, and most describe new print or video releases. (EV)
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Infants, Paraprofessional Personnel, Play, Preschool Education, Safety, Teacher Student Relationship, Toddlers, Total Communication, Toys
Association for Childhood Education International, 17904 Georgia Avenue, Suite 215, Olney, MD 20832.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Childhood Education International, Olney, MD.