This is the revised and updated edition of the bestselling textbook on caring and educating infants and toddlers. The authors use case studies and new research to show educators how to transform curricula for very young children into a dynamic, responsive experience. The insightful text includes a focus on play, attention to the physical and social environments, and advice for accommodating children with different developmental levels, backgrounds, personalities, and special needs. The second edition of this popular resource features discussion of: NAEYC's most recent standards; state standards and assessments; eco-friendly classroom materials; environments for children with disabilities; developmentally appropriate curricula;cultural diversity and non-English speaking families; and mental health issues for infants and toddlers. This book is an essential tool for early childhood educators and educarers, administrators, parents, and all involved in the care and development of very young children.
Doris Bergen is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Miami University. Rebecca Reid is Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, New York. Louis Torelli is Co-Director and Founder of Spaces for Children, Berkeley, California.