Achieve quality care and education in your infant or toddler program with this practical guide--a sourcebook for establishing, organizing, and maintaining a quality program. This second edition includes topics such as developmental issues; infants and toddlers with special needs; staffing and staff training; creating learning and nurturing environments; establishing routines; discipline; health, nutrition, and safety policies; curriculum; partnering with parents; assessment; and program evaluation. Charts, tables, and illustrations enhance the text, and a CD-ROM offers reproducible forms, policy statements, and training handouts.
Gigi Schweikert has managed corporate childcare centers and their educational programs for over eighteen years. She was the Director of the Early Childhood Education at United Nations in New York City and was also the cable television host of Today's Family. She has authored several books and also presents national, state, and local workshops for parents, teachers and corporations.