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ERIC Number: EJ867178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Meeting the Needs of the Youngest Infants in Child Care
Perez, Amanda; Petersen, Sandy
Zero to Three (J), v29 n3 p13-17 Jan 2009
Children may enter group care at very young ages. Developmentally, newborns (from birth to 4 months old) offer unique opportunities and challenges for child care providers. Are child care programs ready? Little information is available on providing group care to children at this critical developmental stage. This article explores the challenges of serving a newborn in child care from three perspectives: that of the infant, that of the parents, and that of the caregiver. Particular attention is given to fussy babies. Recommendations are offered for child care administrators, family support practitioners, child care trainers, and policymakers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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