ERIC Number: ED440782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Tender Care and Early Learning: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Settings.
Post, Jacalyn; Hohmann, Mary
High/Scope has a long history of curriculum development, training, and research in the area of infant and toddler development. This book explores how the approach can be implemented with infants and toddlers in group care settings. Following an introduction outlining the history of and principles guiding the High/Scope Infant and Toddler Approach, Chapter 1, "Active Learning and Key Experiences for Infants and Toddlers," describes how infants and toddlers learn through action and social relationships, and introduces the key experiences as a way of seeing, understanding, supporting, and building on the broad range of things they learn about. Chapter 2, "Supportive Adult-Child Interactions," discusses the role of the primary caregiver, continuity of care, and specific adult-child interaction strategies. Chapter 3, "Arranging and Equipping an Environment for Infants and Toddlers," provides general guidelines for organizing active learning environments and specific strategies for selecting materials and arranging spaces. Chapter 4, "Establishing Schedules and Routines for Infants and Toddlers," defines child-centered schedules and caregiving routines and discusses specific caregiver roles during each part of the day. Chapter 5, "The Caregiver Team and Their Partnership with Parents," focuses on the elements of effective caregiver teams and caregiver-parent partnerships, and describes strategies for working together to support infant and toddler growth and development. Each chapter contains references and lists of related reading and media. (LPP)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Infants, Instructional Materials, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education, School Schedules, Toddlers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.