Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching / Edition 6

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Overview

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.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418016623
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/20/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda D. Watson, M.P.S., R.N., is a Child Consultant at the Warren Trauma Center at Nassau Community College. She holds a B.S. in Child Development and a Masters in Professional Studies in Children and Disabilities/Health Administration. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Traumatologist.

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.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Infant and Toddler Development and Caregiver Preparation Chapter 1: Looking Back to Move Forward: Foundations for Quality Infant and Toddler Care and Development Chapter 2: The Unlimited Child and You Chapter 3: Birth to Age Three: Developmental Patterns Chapter 4: The 3As: The Master Tools for Child Care Chapter 5: Effective Preparation and Tools for Professional Educators Part II: Establishing a Positive Learning Environment Chapter 6: Building Relationships with Infants and Toddlers Chapter 7: Supportive Communication with Families and Colleagues Chapter 8: The Indoor and Outdoor Environment Chapter 9: Designing the Curriculum Part III: Matching Caregiver Strategies and Child Development Chapter 10: The Child from Birth to Four Months of Age Chapter 11: The Child from Four to Eight Months of Age Chapter 12: The Child from Eight to Twelve Months of Age Chapter 13: The Child from Twelve to Eighteen Months of Age Chapter 14: The Child from Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months of Age Chapter 15: The Child from Twenty-Four to Thirty Months of Age Chapter 16: The Child from Thirty to Thirty-Six Months of Age

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