ERIC Number: ED463073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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No Biting: Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs.
Noting that no single issue in programs for toddlers inflames parents and frustrates staff the way biting does, this book provides guidance on program policy and practice. The book is based upon discussions of a task force on biting comprised of caregivers and administrators from the child care centers and Early Head Start in Syracuse, New York, and the surrounding Onondaga County. The book's introduction addresses the language used to describe biting and common assumptions about biting. The remainder of the book is divided into three main sections. The first section addresses the problem itself, the second section contains information on talking with parents and other caregivers about biting, and the third section focuses on creating policies about biting. The chapters are: (1)"Why Do Toddlers Bite?"; (2) "What To Do When Toddlers Bite"; (3) "Handling Ongoing Biting"; (4) "Working with Parents and Other Community Members"; (5) "Staff Members Working Together"; and (6) "Developing Policies about Biting." The book includes sample information sheets and other forms. (KB)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Role, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Child Behavior, Day Care, Developmental Stages, Educational Practices, First Aid, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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