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Caulfield, Rick; Wallach, Vicki – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Reviews and discusses the basic dimensions of Bowlby's theory of infant attachment. Provides an overview of the basic definitions and propositions of his theory, in addition to the clinical applications of his theory to the field of early education and intervention with at-risk children and their families. (EV)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Attachment Behavior, Early Childhood Education, Infants
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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, 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