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This comprehensive and applied textbook clearly describes and respects infant and toddler development through a relationship-based approach to early care and education.
Covering not only development, curriculum, and program planning, but also guidance and professionalism, this text promotes a relationship-based model for understanding how infants and toddlers grow and learn in typical and atypical ways. This new edition continues to emphasize the importance of families’ and teachers’ relationships and responsiveness in interactions with young children, the latest developmental research, an emphasis on child-centered planning, particularly strong coverage of infants and toddlers with special needs, and the effects of culture, families, and quality programs on infant-toddler development and interactions. Readers will come away with a deeper understanding of why, according to the science of child development, certain practices support or hinder an infant’s or toddler’s optimal development—and how to provide responsive, joyful, meaningful and lasting high-quality care.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Relationship-Based Model and the Importance of the Infant and Toddler Years
Chapter 2 Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families
Chapter 3 Understanding and Using Theories
Chapter 4 The Power of Observation Learning About Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 5 Brain and Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn
Chapter 6 Attachment and Emotional Relationships
Chapter 7 Social Development and Learning with Peers
Chapter 8 Cognitive Development and Learning
Chapter 9 Language Development and Learning
Chapter 10 Motor Development and Learning
Chapter 11 Responsive Programs: Quality, Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Chapter 12 Creating a Relationship-Based Curriculum
Chapter 13 Routines, Environments, and Opportunities: Day to Day the Relationship Way
Chapter 14 Respect, Reflect, and Relate: The 3R Approach to Guidance
Chapter 15 Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Child Development and Education Programs
Chapter 16 The Infant-Toddler Professional
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$46.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-287456-4