- Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning: A Relationship-Based Approach (with MyEducationLab), 2/E
- ISBN-10: 0138001243 • ISBN-13: 9780138001247
- ©2010 • Pearson • Kit/Package/ShrinkWrap, 432 pp
- Published 05/26/2009
The most comprehensive text on the market for infant and toddler early childhood education covers all three topics in one book: development (from pre-birth through age 36 months,) curriculum, and program planning. Taking an applied approach and emphasizing relationship-based care, it is written so that the information is accessible and highly motivating for a wide range of readers. The authors goal is for students to understand “why,” according to the science of child development, certain practices support or hinder an infant’s or toddler’s development—and “how” to provide responsive high-quality care. Its philosophy is consistent with WestEd's PITC program. The new edition incorporates video-based online exercises in MyEducationLab.
The authors focus is on the importance of families’ and teachers’ relationships and responsiveness in interactions with children while also including the latest developmental research. It emphasizes child-centered planning (and provides tools for planning) and the effects of culture, families, and quality programs on infant/toddler development and interactions. To fully respect the impact of culture on early development, and the importance of inclusion of children with disabilities in early education, information on these topics is incorporated in every chapter throughout the book.
Integrating theory, research, and practice in one comprehensive and accessible volume, this book incorporates all the themes crucial to providing quality education and care to the youngest members of our society. See also Features and New to This Edition.
Emphasizes family and teacher “responsiveness” and relationship-based care—Teaches that infants and toddlers do not exist as separate entities but as part of social networks.
Takes an applied approach—Provides a valuable resource for the reader to understand development and the strategies to support it.
Covers development, curriculum, and program planning in one book—Helps the reader to learn how the children’s individual development, temperament, goals, interests, and family’s priorities influence responsive interactions and program planning.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the research on the prenatal developmental period as well as the five domains, issues, families, and curriculum development—Introduces readers to the remarkable capabilities of infants and toddlers.
Gives strong coverage of theories with an emphasis on relationship-based theory—Provides a framework for the reader to understand how children develop and learn.
Embraces the language and philosophy of Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning and Program for Infant and Toddler Caregivers (PITC)—Both authors have taught for PITC’s national faculty.
Emphasizes culture and children with disabilities—Material on the importance of inclusion is incorporated throughout the book.
Features numerous special pedagogical features throughout the text to aid student learning.
NEW! Includes a new chapter on observations, documentation, and assessment of infants and toddlers–This chapter will help students use a variety of strategies to learn about infants and toddlers as well as implement child-focused planning. See Chapter 4.
NEW! Chapter One now includes a comprehensive review of the literature regarding the key elements of a relationship-based approach and the research evidence that supports it–Gives the reader a framework for reading the remainder of the text and information to understand why rewarding relationships are vital to young children’s development and well-being.
NEW! Integrates MyEducationLab resources in book pages--Videos and photo slide shows are referenced in the text to illustrate key concepts and practices so that students can view them online and reflect and analyze them to build skills. Assignable questions with hints and feedback accompany videos and images.
NEW! Clearly delineated sections on Cultural Differences and on Children with Special Needs in each development chapter--Ensures that students learn about variation in development.
NEW! Includes the most recent research on infant and toddler development, individualized planning, and curriculum.
NEW! Discusses issues such as the effect of multiple attachments and bilingual opportunities for infants and toddlers–Leads to observations, interviews of family members and teachers, and rich class discussions.
NEW! Provides updated information on the effectiveness of different curriculum approaches.
NEW! Provides Developmental Trends and Responsive Interactions tables in Spanish in an Appendix. Also provides "Portraits of Infants and Toddlers" chart, which reveal developmental characteristics in each domain by age group, in an Appendix in both English and Spanish.
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 3 R Approach to Guidance
Chapter 15 Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Child Development and Education ProgramsChapter 16 The Infant-Toddler Professional: Identity, Relationships, and Resources
Donna S. Wittmer, University of Colorado-Denver
Sandra H. Petersen, Zero to Three
Provides the “why” and “how” of providing quality care for infants and toddlers!
This comprehensive introduction to infant and toddler development, responsive program planning, and relationship-based curriculum incorporates all of the factors crucial to providing quality education and care to our youngest, very capable members of society:
Students using this book will learn many practical aspects of the relationship-based approach, such as
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