ERIC Number: ED459907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Building Babies' Brains: A Training for Infant/Toddler Caregivers. Trainer's Guide [with Transparencies].
Nalley, Donna, Ed.; Hamilton, Tracy, Ed.; Casbon, Christy, Ed.
Emphasizing brain research, this guide is designed to help trainers teach caregivers to provide responsive care to infants/toddlers and to understand why responsive care is important. The training is targeted for anyone in a caregiving role, especially child care providers and home care providers. The guide is organized in three sections. Section 1 contains an overview of the training and guidelines for five lessons, designed to be presented in 1 or 2 days: (1) "Training Welcome and Overview" introduces the caregiver's role in providing important influences for brain development; (2) "What Is Responsive Care, and Why Should I Provide It?" focuses on critical windows for social attachments, responsive care, planned times and daily routines, the importance of assigning a primary caregiver for each child, hurdles and helps in providing responsive care, and highlights of brain development; (3) "How Can I Provide Responsive Care?" covers individual needs, scheduling, and applying responsive care to on-the-job situations; (4) "Does Our Caregiving Environment Promote Responsive Care?" focuses on the effect of the environment on children, and assessing the caregiving environment; and (5) "Training Conclusion" includes an activity to examine ways to take what was learned back to the job. The section overview includes information on trainer requirements, general materials needed, specific training tips, and making adjustments. Each lesson delineates steps for preparation and materials specific to the lesson, and includes a lesson overview as well as the entire script for the lesson. Section 2 contains participant materials, including resources and handouts. Section 3 contains transparencies for use in the training. (Contains 11 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Brain, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Classroom Environment, Day Care, Early Experience, Family Day Care, Infant Care, Infants, Preschool Education, Toddlers, Workshops
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.