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The Third Edition of this comprehensive and applied resource for teachers of the very young details and celebrates the many nuances of infant and toddler development from pre-birth through age 36 months old. In a uniquely engaging full-color presentation (in the Pearson eText), the authors clearly explain theory, include current research, and explain appropriate practice throughout the chapters on development, curriculum, program planning, guidance, and professionalism. Using a relationship-based model for understanding how infants and toddlers grow and learn in typical and atypical ways, this book maintains a keen focus on the importance of families’ and teachers’ relationships and responsiveness in interactions with children, the latest developmental research, an emphasis on child-centered planning, a particularly strong coverage of infants and toddlers with special needs, and a focus on 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, high-quality care. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources.
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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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Package ISBN-13: 9780134458724
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- Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card, 3rd Edition
Donna S. Wittmer, Sandy Petersen
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