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

Produced by Zero to Three


J. Ronald Lally, formerly 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.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-1-934019-26-9
Copyright: 2008
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 88
Publisher: Zero to Three Press

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