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Marshall, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Infant brain development is a dynamic process dependent upon endogenous and exogenous stimulation and a supportive environment. A critical period of brain and neurosensory development occurs during the third trimester and into the "fourth" trimester (first three months of life). Disruption, damage, or deprivation in the infant's social and…
Descriptors: Infants, Perceptual Development, Child Development, Brain
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Seo, So-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Using a sample of 42 Korean mothers whose infants are cared for by someone at non-maternal child care facilities, this study first examined both main effects and interaction effects between maternal knowledge of infant development and maternal self-efficacy on parenting behavior. Second, the combined effects of variables of interest in this study…
Descriptors: Infant Care, Mothers, Self Efficacy, Ethnic Groups
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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, 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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Ueda, Dawn; Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Discusses the role of the Child Life Specialist in helping to meet the special needs of medically fragile children. Argues that since many child care professionals may come into contact with medically fragile children at some point in their careers, it is important to examine child life as a specialization in the health care profession. (SD)
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Development, Child Health, Chronic Illness
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Oren, Thomas A.; Ruhl, Kathy L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Investigated the reliability and item appropriateness, as discerned by adults affiliated with an infant center, of the Caregiver-Environment Scale (CES). Found the CES to be an easy to use, reliable instrument for evaluation. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care