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Infants and Toddlers in Out- of- Home Care

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As more working families are placing their infants and toddlers in out-of-home care, the need for well-founded practices in child care and early intervention becomes more urgent. Finally - from leading authorities in the field - this thorough and research-based text gives you all the critical information you need to develop the best out-of-home care for infants in their first three years. You'll explore a range of quality child care issues, such as common health risks to children in out-of-home care facilities ...

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Overview

As more working families are placing their infants and toddlers in out-of-home care, the need for well-founded practices in child care and early intervention becomes more urgent. Finally - from leading authorities in the field - this thorough and research-based text gives you all the critical information you need to develop the best out-of-home care for infants in their first three years. You'll explore a range of quality child care issues, such as common health risks to children in out-of-home care facilities increasing cognitive, linguistic, and social development in the first three years characteristics of successful infant/toddler and early intervention programs cultural context of infant and toddler care changing family/work demographics federal and state roles in infant/toddler out-of-home care You'll get specific recommendations for policy, practice, training, and future research in the field of early child care and education, as well as loads of startling statistics on the quality and prevalence of out-of-home care. Discover how to give children optimum out-of-home care - order this essential text today!

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Gives readers critical information needed to develop quality out-of- home care for children in their first three years. Discusses issues including health risks, cognitive and social development, and cultural context of infant and toddler care, and describes characteristics of successful infant/toddler and early intervention programs. Examines family and work demographics related to child care, and explains federal and state roles in infant/toddler out-of-home care. The authors are investigators at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557664570
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Sect. I Current Knowledge on Early Development
Ch. 2 Cognitive Development in Infants: Looking, Listening, and Learning 7
Ch. 3 Language Development in Early Childhood: The Role of Social Interaction 49
Ch. 4 Social Development, Family, and Attachment Relationships of Infants and Toddlers: Research into Practice 87
Sect. II Child Care and Intervention Programs
Ch. 5 New Directions for Studying Quality in Programs for Infants and Toddlers 117
Ch. 6 Respiratory Disease in Infants and Toddlers 163
Ch. 7 Diarrheal Disease in Infants and Toddlers 179
Ch. 8 The Early Intervention System and Out-of-Home Child Care 207
Sect. III Ecological Perspectives on Infant and Toddler Care
Ch. 9 The Cultural Context of Infant and Toddler Care 237
Ch. 10 Supporting Infants and Toddlers: The Nascent Policy Agenda 269
Ch. 11 Supporting Families as Primary Caregivers: The Role of the Workplace 309
Ch. 12 The Whole Child: Transdisciplinary Implications for Infant and Toddler Care 351
Index 365
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