Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive Care and Education / Edition 7

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive Care and Education / Edition 7

by Janet Gonzalez-Mena, Dianne Widmeyer Eyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073131296

ISBN-13: 9780073131290

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Combining a child-centered philosophy with problem-solving strategies, and a thorough discussion of diversity, Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers serves as an ideal introduction to curriculum and care for infants and toddlers.

The approach to caregiving that underlies the text is based on Magda Gerber’s philosophy combined with a bold new approach to

Overview

Combining a child-centered philosophy with problem-solving strategies, and a thorough discussion of diversity, Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers serves as an ideal introduction to curriculum and care for infants and toddlers.

The approach to caregiving that underlies the text is based on Magda Gerber’s philosophy combined with a bold new approach to the extensive 62 years of research done by her late colleague, Emmi Pikler. Focusing on the concept of respect in child care, both pioneers based their curriculum around responding to each individual child's needs in a warm and sensitive manner. Stressing the need for physical and social growth through planned and unplanned learning exercises, Gerber and Pikler's approach to childcare aims to develop the mental, physical, and emotional progress of each child. In addition to the new approach to Pikler's research, the new edition features expanded discussions on race, natural environments and exercise for children.

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers applies this approach in a practical and engaging way for students and faculty in introductory early childhood courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073131290
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
327

Table of Contents

PrefacePART I. FOCUS ON THE CAREGIVER 1. Principles of Caregiving 2. Infant-Toddler Education 3. Caregiving as Curriculum 4. Play as Curriculum PART II. FOCUS ON THE CHILD 5. Attachment 6. Perception 7. Motor Skills 8. Cognition 9. Language 10. Emotions 11. Social Skills PART III.: FOCUS ON THE PROGRAM 12. Physical Environment 13. Social Environment 14. Adult Relations: Parent and Staff Conclusion Appendix A: Quality in Infant-Toddler Programs: A Checklist Appendix B: Environmental Chart Appendix C: Guiding Principles of the Parent Services Project

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