Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Second Edition

Produced by Zero to Three

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J. Ronald Lally of WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies served on the board that reviewed this revised edition of the best-selling Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice. This updated edition provides the latest information about the elements of quality care that support optimal development and learning for young children.

Featuring an age-based approach to link developmental milestones to positive learning experiences and filled with research-based information, this guide uses the science of early childhood to outline ways infant care teachers in both center-based and family child care programs can positively impact the learning and lives of the children and families they serve.

Highlights include:

  • Details on the significant impact that relationships have on shaping the wiring of a young child’s brain
  • Ways to support language and literacy learning for infants and toddlers
  • Updated information about the elements of quality for group care and how those elements connect to the learning process
  • New insights about the unique challenges and opportunities infant-toddler care teachers face
  • Tools and strategies to help teachers engage in reflective practice and build respectful and culturally sensitive relationships with both colleagues and parents

The book comes with a set of bilingual (English and Spanish) posters that detail developmental milestones and one Behavior Has Meaning wheel that offers a three-step approach to understanding and managing challenging behaviors.