ERIC Number: ED442579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Guide for Caregivers in Day-Care Settings: Training Child Care Workers and Parents To Reduce the At-Risk Factor in Infants and Young Children.
Noting that millions of young American children are at-risk because they have been denied bonding and communication with a caring adult, this book serves as a call for national attention and provides a guide for developing the parenting skills needed by today's parents and child caregivers. The book contends that caregivers' qualifications must include a deep understanding of the child's psyche and the application of this knowledge to techniques of working with children. Chapter 1 uses the example of one at-risk toddler to examine the major reasons for the growing numbers of children at-risk because of the lack of a strong relationship with a caring adult, and why the economic reality for most American households will exacerbate the problem. Chapter 2 discusses criteria for a good early child care setting. Chapter 3 discusses the development of the mother-child attachment. Chapter 4 presents signs that a 6-month-old has missed the bonding process and suggests interventions, while chapter 5 suggests ways of restoring the confidence of troubled toddlers. Chapter 6 discusses ways to provide remedial mothering for at-risk 2- and 3-year-olds. Chapter 7 discusses the use of imaginative activities to replace negative expectations of at-risk preschoolers. Chapter 8 provides suggestions for building relationships between troubled 4-year-olds and other human beings. Chapter 9 describes special techniques for children with various impairments, such as autism, and vision or hearing impairments. Chapter 10 discusses a basic discipline philosophy, while chapter 11 focuses on the promise of early intervention for enhancing young children's lives. (Contains approximately 75 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Attachment Behavior, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Class Activities, Day Care, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Emotional Development, Infant Care, Infants, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Young Children
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd., 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794-9265 (Cloth, $52.95; Paper, $35.95). Tel: 217-789-8980.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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