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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, 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
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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