ERIC Number: ED435469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Infant and Toddler Transitions. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.
This training guide is designed to enable parents and early childhood staff and managers to support and facilitate infant and toddler transitions through responsive relationships that are secure and consistent. The guide defines transitions during the first 3 years of life from developmental and relational perspectives that include changes that occur as a result of rapid developmental growth, multiple daily transitions in routines and care, and transitions from home into and out of Early Head Start and other early care settings. The guide is divided into two sections: Skill Based Training and Informational Resources. The Skill-Based Training section includes three training modules. Module one, "Infant Transitions," addresses the importance of responsive relationships as the foundation for supporting transitions and the healthy development of infants and their families. Module two, "Toddler Transitions," addresses the need for continuity in relationships that provide a secure base for exploration and consistency in routines to support continued development and ease transitions during the toddler years. Module three, "Transitions beyond Toddlerhood," focuses on the Head Start Program Performance Standard requirement that programs and families plan for the transition and appropriate placement of a child 6 months before his or her third birthday. The Information Resources section contains documents that can enhance the understanding of key concepts discussed in this guide, including digests, program profiles, hands-on tools, and other resources. (Contains an annotated bibliography with 43 references.) (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Infants, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Toddlers, Training, Transitional Programs, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.