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ERIC Number: ED507533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 224
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5576-6859-2
Extending the Dance in Infant and Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment and Relationships
Raikes, Helen H.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope
Brookes Publishing Company
Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development--and for children in infant-toddler programs, teachers are a critical third partner in this relationship dance. That's why child care administrators and educators need this warm and practical program guide. An in-depth blueprint for promoting attachment and relationships in early childhood settings, this book helps professional caregivers and educators develop sensitive, nurturing relationships with young children. In the process, they'll strengthen parent-child attachment and the supportive relationships among the adults who nurture the children. Contents include: (1) The Dances of Infancy: Bringing the Relationship Focus to Infant and Toddler Programs; (2) The First Dance: Foundations of Attachment and Development in the Early Years; (3) An Old Song: Relationship-Based Care in Cultural and Historical Context; (4) Step by Step: Learning the Moves of the Relationship Dance in an Infant and Toddler Program; (5) The Right Foot: Beginnings and Endings (Carolyn Pope Edwards & Lella Gandini); (6) Now Really Dance: Individualizing, Documenting, and Planning (Carolyn Pope Edwards & Lella Gandini); (7) A Beautiful Dance Hall: Space and Environments; (8) Staying in Step: Supporting Relationships with Families; (9) Lots of Little Feet: Supporting Peer Relationships; and (10) Closing the Circle: Supporting Teachers and Administrators References. References and Index are also included.
Brookes Publishing Company. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. Tel: 800-638-3775; Fax: 410-337-8539; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A