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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, 1996
Reviews current research on infant and toddler physical development, cognitive development, and language acquisition. Provides a list of suggested activities, safety concerns, and opportunities for caregivers to enhance child development. (SD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Child Development
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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
Reviews selected research on the beneficial effects of tactile stimulation on infants. Examines the results of studies with animals, preterm infants, cocaine- and HIV-exposed preterm infants, and normal full-term infants. Briefly discusses caregiving implications and offers suggestions on how caregivers can incorporate tactile stimulation in…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Author of the landmark work "Baby and Child Care," Benjamin Spock changed how parents and indirectly professional caregivers raise children. Spock believed all infants are inherently good and discipline is mistakenly identified with punishment. He felt quality child care was essential to successful development and play for infants and…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Day Care
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Caulfield, Rick; Kataoka-Yahiro, Merle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Child care professionals in Hawaii were surveyed to assess health training needs. Respondents reported a high degree of comfort in managing common health conditions. The most commonly requested health services involved speech/language testing and vision/hearing screening. The most requested health/safety workshop topic was behavioral problems. The…
Descriptors: Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Child Health