An Educator’s Guide to Infant and Toddler Development is a comprehensive and approachable guide to the growth, learning and development of children from birth to age 3.
Beginning with the foundations of infant and toddler education, environments and family relationships, this essential text explores each category of development in depth. Chapters clearly explain key learning and developmental milestones, provide real-life examples and walk readers through materials and strategies for effective practice. Designed to build effective and appropriate caregiving practices, this resource is packed with reflection questions and fieldwork observations to help students continually grow their knowledge and skills.
Informative, thorough and easy to use, this is a critical guide for students, caregivers and teachers helping young children to learn and grow.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Infant and Toddler Care 2. Caregiving as Infant and Toddler Education 3. The Infant and Toddler Environments 4. Partnering with Families 5. Perceptual Development and the Five Senses 6. Physical Development 7. Play as Learning 8. Attachment 9. Social Development and Interactions 10. Emotional Development 11. Language and Literacy Development 12. Cognitive Development 13. Early Intervention
Jennifer Kaywork, EdD, is a Professor of Teacher Education and the Founder and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Certification program at Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York.