Authentic Relationships in Group Care for Infants and Toddlers – Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) Principles into Practice

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 11, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 160 pages
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Underpinned by substantive research on meeting the developmental and attachment needs of infants, this book offers constructive advice on how to encourage curiosity, confidence and emotional security in young children. Based on a philosophy of respect and sensitive observation of infants, it is appropriate for use in Sure Start programmes. The contributors offer a model that supports children's development and well being without relying on expensive material resources, and enables a coherent care strategy to be applied across different services. They explain the main elements of the RIE approach clearly and concisely and fully explore the practicalities of its implementation in a range of settings, including state-run and independent day care and residential centres, private households and family-based day care. The fresh and effective approach to caring for infants and toddlers outlined in this book will be welcomed by parents and day care professionals, as well as those who manage and evaluate child care provision.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
1 The Work of Emmi Pikler and Magda Gerber
17
2 RIE Principles and Practices
35
3 The RIE Early Years Curriculum
51
4 Using the RIE Approach in a Family Day Care Home
69
5 Creating Quality Infant Group Care Programs
83
6 RIE ParentInfant Guidance Classes
93
The Role of the Mentor in RIE
113
8 Applicability of the PiklerGerber Approach in the UK Context
127
GLOSSARY
141
REFERENCES
145
SUBJECT INDEX
151
AUTHOR INDEX
159
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Stephanie Petrie has 25 years' experience as a social worker, senior practitioner and manager of children's services in statutory and independent sectors. She is now Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Liverpool, where her research interests include teenage pregnancy. Sue Owen is Director of the Early Childhood Unit of the National Children's Bureau. She is author of Ambition for Change: Partnerships, Children and Work with Ann Jamieson.

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