Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260237788.jpeg 12 9781260237788 The major theme of this textbook - the idea of respectful, responsive, and reciprocal adult-infant-toddler interactions has been consistent with each edition. The underlying framework for the textbook is founded in the “Ten Principles” which is initially discussed in Chapter 1. Respectful behaviors on the part of the caregivers are the basis of the Ten Principles. The textbook refers to these in every chapter, and a “Principles in Action” feature in each chapter uses a scenario to further explain individual principles. Respect is a key component of the curriculum that Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers advocates. Curriculum has to do with respecting and responding to each child’s needs in sensitive ways that promote attachment. Curriculum for infants and toddlers embraces everything that happens during the day. This textbook consistently outlines well-established practices related to sensitive care and program planning that are designed to promote well-being and identity formation in infants and toddlers. The focus of Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers is on action - putting theory into practice. Knowing “about” is different from knowing “how to.” The authors appreciate that even people with considerable understanding of early development may have trouble acting on that understanding unless they have also learned to apply theory. The caregiver role incorporates that of teach and education. Appreciating diversity, cultural and linguistic difference, and inclusion have grown in significance with each edition, and are reflected in positive, non-biased terminology throughout the textbook.
Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education

Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education

12th Edition
By Janet Gonzalez-Mena and Dianne Widmeyer Eyer
ISBN10: 1260237788
ISBN13: 9781260237788
Copyright: 2021
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Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers: A Curriculum of Respectful, Responsive, Relationship-Based Care and Education, 12e

Part 1 Focus on the Caregiver

CHAPTER 1: Principles, Practice, and Curriculum
CHAPTER 2: Infant-Toddler Education
CHAPTER 3: Caregiving as Curriculum
CHAPTER 4: Play and Exploration as Curriculum

Part 2 Focus on the Child 

CHAPTER 5: Attachment
CHAPTER 6: Perception
CHAPTER 7: Motor Skills
CHAPTER 8: Cognition 
CHAPTER 9: Language
CHAPTER 10: Emotions
CHAPTER 11: Social Skills

Part 3 Focus on the Program 

CHAPTER 12: The Physical Environment
CHAPTER 13: The Social Environment
CHAPTER 14: Adult Relations in Infant-Toddler Care and Education Programs

APPENDIX A: Quality in Infant-Toddler Programs: A Checklist
APPENDIX B: Environmental Chart


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Janet Gonzalez-Mena

Janet Gonzalez-Mena started her early childhood career in a cooperative preschool as a parent volunteer back in 1966. She then became a Head Start volunteer and ended up as a teacher in a preschool for Spanish-speaking children and their families in 1970’s. She has also helped open several pilot programs including a therapeutic child care program and a home-based bilingual preschool program. When Magda Gerber came into her life in the mid-1970’s, Janet signed up for an internship with her at the Children’s Health Council in Menlo Park, California. As a result of that experience, later, when she became a child care director, she was able to incorporate much of what she learned into her work and was influential in expanding that program to include an infant center. Training and teaching adults has always been sideline, even when she was working with children and families. She worked as a Head Start trainer and as adjunct faculty in 4 community colleges plus the University of California Santa Cruz credential extension program. She taught for 15 years as full time faculty at Napa Valley College in the Child and Family Studies Program. Since 1991, she has been part of the faculty for WestEd’s Program for Infant-Toddler Caregivers (PITC) Training of Trainer Institutes. Janet has been writing along with teaching for all these years and is author of numerous articles and 13 books related to early childhood, including Foundations of Early Childhood Education; Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers (with co-author Dianne Eyer); and Diversity in Early Care and Education: Honoring Differences (Formerly Multicultural Issues in Child Care). She wrote Dragon Mom about herself as parent to help early childhood professionals alleviate guilt when their parenting doesn't live up to their high standards. Her latest passion is understanding more about the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary, where Magda Gerber came from. It took her 30 years to get there after she first heard of it, but her first trip to it in November of 2003 merely whetted her appetite. She has made two more since and is planning for another one. She is fascinated by the approach and is convinced that this residential nursery is a model for the world. She is continuing to learn more about how this approach can be used to improve infant-toddler care and education programs in the United States. She is also working with a group in Mexico to explore how the approach might fit into their models of residential care for infants and toddlers. Janet has a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, California.

Dianne Widmeyer Eyer

Tenured Professor of Early Childhood Education / Child Development at Canada College since 1970, Department Coordinator since 1978 (and author of 30 courses within the ECE/CD Department). Dianne has served on various college committees during the last few years including the Articulation Self Study Committee and the Chairperson for the College Council from 2002 to 2004. She received specialized diversity training under Title V in 2002. In the late 1990’s she was a presenter at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Atlanta, GA and Washington D.C. respectively. She is the co-author of Infants, Toddlers and Caregivers, sixth edition, McGraw-Hill, released in 2004. Her community experiences include: Task Force member for the Advancing Careers in Child Development Project (Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena CA); San Mateo County Consortium for Quality Programs; SMC Partnership Council; and membership in SMAEYC. She has been responsible for several grants within the ECE/CD Department including: Foster Care Education, SAFE START/Violence Intervention in ECE (Centers for Disease Control); and the Family Support Program (a PSP and The Council collaboration). She is currently coordinating a grant with First 5 San Mateo County to recruit and retain quality ECE/CD teachers and providers in the field. She is also a Professional Growth Advisor for the Child Development Permit.

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