Extending the Dance in Infant and Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment and Relationships / Edition 1

Extending the Dance in Infant and Toddler Caregiving: Enhancing Attachment and Relationships / Edition 1

by Helen H. Raikes, Carolyn Pope Edwards
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557668590

ISBN-13: 9781557668592

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development-and for children in infant-toddler programs, teachers are a critical third partner in this relationship dance. That's why child care administrators and educators need this warm and practical program guide. An in-depth blueprint for promoting attachment

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Overview

Secure attachment between child and parent is one of the most important factors in early learning and development-and for children in infant-toddler programs, teachers are a critical third partner in this relationship dance. That's why child care administrators and educators need this warm and practical program guide. An in-depth blueprint for promoting attachment and relationships in early childhood settings, this book helps professional caregivers and educators develop sensitive, nurturing relationships with young children. In the process, they'll strengthen parent-child attachment and the supportive relationships among the adults who nurture the children. With the clear and detailed model in Extending the Dance, readers will establish relationship-based programs that keep teachers and children together throughout the entire program and encourage strong connections between them develop respectful, mutually beneficial partnerships with parents of diverse cultural backgrounds refine teaching practices by carefully observing, documenting, sharing, and reflecting on what happens during the child care day plan comfortable, engaging physical environments indoors and outdoors that create community and excite children's minds ensure that children's individual needs are met by the program's structure and routines promote children's social skills and peer relationships ease transition times and promote continuity by providing sensitive support to children and parents improve professional communication and support among teachers and administrators in a community of learning To help them establish and maintain a relationship-based early childhood program, administrators and teachers will get concrete guidance on every step of the process, plus inspiration and ideas from successful programs in the United States and around the world. With this innovative program guide, early childhood educators will be full participants in the dance

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557668592
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
351,835
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Acknowledgments

  1. The Dances of Infancy: Bringing the Relationship Focus to Infant and Toddler Programs
  2. The First Dance: Foundations of Attachment and Development in the Early Years
  3. An Old Song: Relationship-Based Care in Cultural and Historical Context
  4. Step by Step: Learning the Moves of the Relationship Dance in an Infant and Toddler Program
  5. The Right Foot: Beginnings and Endings
    Carolyn Pope Edwards and Lella Gandini
  6. Now Really Dance: Individualizing, Documenting, and Planning
    Carolyn Pope Edwards and Lella Gandini
  7. A Beautiful Dance Hall: Space and Environments
  8. Staying in Step: Supporting Relationships with Families
  9. Lots of Little Feet: Supporting Peer Relationships
  10. Closing the Circle: Supporting Teachers and Administrators

References
Index

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