ERIC Number: EJ1123869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Toddlers and Child Care: A Time for Discussion, Dialogue, and Change
Gloeckler, Lissy; La Paro, Karen M.
ZERO TO THREE, v36 n2 p45-52 Nov 2015
Research indicates that many toddlers experience low to mediocre quality child care settings with limited interactions and learning opportunities available. This article uses the context of brain and development research to describe toddlers' experiences in child care. Reporting on the established connections between toddlers' experiences and later outcomes and the quality of child care environments, the authors conclude with a call to the field for, (a) the designation of toddlerhood as a unique developmental period, (b) increased resources to expand research on toddlers' experiences in child care, and (c) continued focus in the area of higher education and professional development for the development of high-quality effective toddler teachers.
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Care, Educational Quality, Early Experience, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Role, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Educational Opportunities, Discussion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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