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ERIC Number: ED501178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 105
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9436-5765-3
Who's Watching the Babies? Improving the Quality of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care
Powell, Douglas R.
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 through the traditional training programs that can help them provide high-quality care. The author presents methods and programs to reach these caregivers and to help them understand child development and the importance of providing a nurturing environment.
ZERO TO THREE. National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 2000 M Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3307. Tel: 800-899-4301; Fax: 703-661-1501; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A