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Endless Opportunities for Infant and Toddler Curriculum: A Relationship-Based Approach, 2nd edition

  • Sandra H. Petersen
  • Donna S. Wittmer

Published by Pearson (August 2nd 2012) - Copyright © 2013

2nd edition

Overview

This new edition helps parents, caregivers, and early interventionists prepare curriculum for our youngest learners. To encourage learning, the authors use a three-step approach - Respect, Reflect, and Relate. This book will help all those who care for infants and toddlers to translate their knowledge of child development into effective, individualized curriculum; it will not tell them what to do on Monday, but rather will help them to ask: "How will I make decisions on Monday that truly come from the child’s interests?"  Through observation, they will choose a response that supports learning and the relationship and therefore achieve the primary goal of an infant/toddler care teacher- to support the parent-child relationship.

Table of contents

PART ONE A RESPONSIVE, RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH 1

Chapter 1 Relationships as the Basis for Curriculum

Chapter 2 Opportunities for Engaging Families

Chapter 3 Responsive, Safe, and Healthy Caregiving Routines

Chapter 4 A Responsive, Relationship-Based Environment

Chapter 5 Endless Opportunities for Guidance and Relationship Realignments

Chapter 6 Using Observation and Documentation for Responsive Planning and Ongoing Assessment

 

PART TWO OPPORTUNITIES FOR RELATIONSHIPS AND LEARNING

Chapter 7 Opportunities for Attachment and Emotional Development and Learning

Chapter 8 Opportunities for Social Development and Learning with Peers

Chapter 9 Opportunities for Learning and Thinking

Chapter 10 Opportunities for Language, Literacy, and Music Development

Chapter 11 Opportunities for Movement and Motor Development and Learning

Chapter 12 Opportunities for Fine Motor Development and Learning

Chapter 13 Opportunities for Creative, Symbolic/Dramatic Play, and Sensory Development and Learning

Chapter 14 Opportunities for Learning About the Outdoors

Appendix A Planning Guides

Appendix B Inventory of Teacher Practices

References

Index

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