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ERIC Number: EJ1123676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Quality Practices for Working with Infants and Toddlers
Polk, Cheryl; Bogard, Kimber
ZERO TO THREE, v36 n4 p31-35 Mar 2016
The science is unequivocal in showing that infants and toddlers begin learning very young, and the workforce must be equipped with the specific skills and practices to fully support this important period of development. A major conclusion in the 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, "Transforming the Workforce From Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation," was that although much is known about how children learn and develop, this knowledge is not reflected in current practices in the very diverse early childhood workplaces. Nor is there cohesion in the complex landscape that influences young children's development. To narrow its task, the Committee that produced the report focused on the foundational knowledge and competencies needed for all adults with professional responsibilities for young children. In this article, the authors review the report's recommendations for adults who have the enormous privilege and responsibility of caring for infants and toddlers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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