Publication Date: November 29, 2008
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Praise for the first edition:
"The text is unique in that it focuses the education that takes place through warm, responsive adult-child interactions." - Times Journal, November 15, 2000
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:
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. Download a free instructor’s manual at www.tcpress.com.
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.
“Chock full of specific ideas for infants and toddlers at each stage of development…. will be very helpful for educarers whether they work in centers or provide in-home care.”
—Dr. Alice Sterling Honig, Professor Emerita of Child Development at Syracuse University (from first edition)
“The field of educare, and the countless numbers of children who use its services, will continue to benefit from the efforts of Bergen, Reid, and Torelli to help guide us all through the 21st century with new concepts, new terminology, and new optimism.”
—From the Foreword by Bettye Caldwell, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas–Little Rock
"Finally, a book that clearly explains what a curriculum for infants and toddlers should look like."
—J. Ronald Lally, Ed.D., Director, WestEd (from first edition)