Infants & toddlers: curriculum and teaching

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, Mar 3, 2007 - Education - 471 pages
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Infant and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching, 6e is the well established reference that takes a child-centered approach for the childcare provider called conscious care giving. This important and well rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in a childcare setting. The book is reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life. The 6th edition is updated with the latest information including new references and quotes as well as new brain research relevant to the first 36 months of life. There are case studies included, and the book also addresses the specific practices related to special needs children and children of different cultures. There are many key childcare philosophies addressed including that of the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement. The book provides an emphasis on the child?s growth and development, and helps the reader to discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development within the child. This book provides the best information regarding the skills necessary to provide high quality care for infants and toddlers in any setting.

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Contents

Birth to Thirtysix Months
47
The Three As The Master Tools for Child Care
91
Using the Three As Successfully with Infants
100
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Terri Jo Swim, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Early Childhood Education at Indiana University?Purdue University in Fort Wayne (IPFW). She has been in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. She has worked in private child care centers, university-based laboratory infant/toddler and preschool programs, and summer camps with children ages birth to 13 years. Terri is also the co-author of CREATIVE RESOURCES FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS, 2ND EDITION, with Dr. Judy Herr. Current research interests include infant-toddler and preschool curriculum, Reggio Emilia, documentation, and teacher education.