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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Notes that caregivers need to create an atmosphere that reflects their experiences with children and knowledge of child development. A productive partnership with families improves the quality of care through shared commitment and positive outcomes. Suggests ways caregivers can develop a productive partnership with families, including newsletters,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Family Involvement
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Last in four-part series on infant and toddler development, discusses professionalism in the context of required caregiving beliefs and practices in working with infants and toddlers. Presents four "common threads" of professionalism that transcend level of education and experience--specialized knowledge of children's development,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Day Care
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Examines current research on brain development, focusing on infants' ability to understand basic numerical concepts and arithmetic operations. Asserts that as the brain undergoes dramatic transformations, it already has a built-in capacity to understand basic numerical concepts. Recommends that parents and professionals engage in activities…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Development, Computation, Concept Formation
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Notes that outcomes of the "Mozart Effect" on early brain development are not thoroughly proven and presents challenges for future research. Points out that it is still unknown at what age exposure to musical concepts should begin, and that parents should allow children to pursue musical interests at their own pace to avoid burnout at a…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Music, Music Education