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Powell, Douglas R. – ZERO TO THREE, 2008
One of the important influences on a child's development is the quality of his or her early care and education experiences. It is estimated that more than 1 million children in the U.S. are cared for while their parents are at work by nonlicensed caregivers who are family, friends, or neighbors - and these caregivers can be difficult to reach…
Descriptors: Child Care, Infant Care, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Training
Cochran, Moncrieff – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This book presents a review and synthesis of the early care and education system in the United States -- a system that now faces increasing enrollment, an underpaid workforce, and limited budgets. A substantial number of trained early care and education professionals are projected to leave the field over the next 10 years due to noncompetitive…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Baby Boomers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Johnston, Kadija; Brinamen, Charles – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
As babies, toddlers, and preschoolers spend more and more time in child care programs, those programs have an increasingly significant effect on their healthy social and emotional development. The impact and quality of caregivers' relationships with children contribute to the quality of young children's mental health. A mental health consultant…
Descriptors: Consultants, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health, Young Children
Bardige, Betty S.; Segal, Marilyn M. – ZERO TO THREE, 2005
This book is written for teachers, caregivers, and family child care providers who are working with children from birth to five. It presents research on child development and on effective teaching practices to foster very young children's ability to become literate. The book also provides practical suggestions for implementing research-informed…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Phonetics, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
Fenichel, Emily, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1995
This journal issue focuses on family service clinical responses to infants and families. In "The Therapeutic Relationship as Human Connectedness," Jeree H. Pawl stresses the importance of caregivers creating in children the sense and experience of human connectedness that arises from the feeling of existing in the mind of someone…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Black Mothers, Blacks
Pawl, Jeree, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1992
This newsletter presents five articles focusing on the social development of infants and very young children. The first article, "Sympathetic Behavior in Very Young Children," by Lois Barclay Murphy, gives examples of early sympathetic behavior, traces the development of sympathy, identifies individual patterns of sympathetic response,…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Emotional Development
Pawl, Jeree, Ed. – Zero to Three, 1991
This theme newsletter issue presents seven articles describing toddler behavior and development, services for toddlers, and toddlers with special needs. The first article, "Toddlers: Themes and Variations" (Lois Barclay Murphy and Colleen Small) focuses on variations in toddler development, noting emerging skills, language, and the caregiver role.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Development, Behavior Problems
Butterfield, Perry McArthur; Martin, Carole A.; Prairie, Arleen Pratt – ZERO TO THREE, 2004
The number of very young children entering center-based child care programs is growing. Now, more than ever, it is important for caregivers to understand the impact they have on the healthy development of the children in their care. "Emotional Connections" translates new research on cognitive, social, and emotional development in the early years…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Child Caregivers, Toddlers, Infants