Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 Book

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Date : 2015-07-23
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN : 9780309324885

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Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to co

The Sleep Lady s Good Night  Sleep Tight Book
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The Sleep Lady s Good Night Sleep Tight

  • Author : Kim West
  • Publisher : Hachette Go
  • Date : 2020-03-10
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780738286143

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The go-to guide to getting infants and toddlers to fall and stay asleep, completely revised and updated Kim West, LCSW-C, known to her clients as The Sleep Lady®, has developed an alternative and effective approach to helping children learn to gently put themselves to sleep without letting them "cry it out" -- an option that is not comfortable for many parents. Essential reading for any tired parent, or any expectant parent who wants to avoid the pitfalls of sleeplessness, Good Night, Sleep Tight offers a practical, easy-to-follow remedy that will work for all families in need of nights of peaceful slumber! New material and updates include: New yoga recommendations Updated information for parents of young infants Expanded information on nighttime potty training Ending co-sleeping Sleep training for twins and multiples

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child Book
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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

  • Author : Steven P. Shelov
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 892
  • ISBN : 9780553386301

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A latest edition of a best-selling reference features a new design and expanded information on the preschooler years, in a guide that covers topics ranging from infant care and food allergies to sleeping habits and autism. Original.

Parenting Matters Book

Parenting Matters

  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Date : 2016-11-21
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN : 9780309388573

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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children's well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child's brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents' lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents' use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholde

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners Book

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

  • Author : Sally Neaum
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Date : 2022-06-23
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781529794489

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This accessible guide to child development is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners. *Introduces the context of child development *Develops an understanding of development and of how early years practitioners can support this *Explores the biological/social debate, and the importance of holistic development *Examines factors affecting development and includes a chapter on reflective practice *Considers the complexity of children′s development and argues that is is not always a straight forward progression This fifth edition: *is updated in line with the new EYFS and the updated Development Matters; *is updated to include child development learning from 0-8 *includes up-to-date guidance on assessment processes in the Early Years; *includes a new section with key knowledge on well known theories of child development.

Steps to Independence Book
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Steps to Independence

  • Author : Bruce L. Baker
  • Publisher : Brookes Pub
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 1557666970

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Provides strategies for teaching life skills to children with special needs from age 3 to young adulthood, so they can live as independently as possible.

Development During Middle Childhood Book

Development During Middle Childhood

  • Author : Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Date : 1984-01-01
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780309034784

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For the first time, a report focuses specifically on middle childhoodâ€"a discrete, pivotal period of development. In this review of research, experts examine the physical health and cognitive development of 6- to 12-year-old children as well as their surroundings: school and home environment, ecocultural setting, and family and peer relationships.

Well Beings Book

Well Beings

  • Author : Danielle Grenier
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015-08
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1926562070

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Parental Stress and Early Child Development Book

Parental Stress and Early Child Development

  • Author : Kirby Deater-Deckard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2017-05-14
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9783319553764

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This book examines the complex impact of parenting stress and the effects of its transmission on young children’s development and well-being (e.g., emotion self-regulation; executive functioning; maltreatment; future parenting practices). It analyzes current findings on acute and chronic psychological and socioeconomic stressors affecting parents, including those associated with poverty and cultural disparities, pregnancy and motherhood, and caring for children with developmental disabilities. Contributors explore how parental stress affects cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological development in children while pinpointing core adaptation, resilience, and coping skills parents need to reduce abusive and other negative behaviors and promote optimal outcomes in their children. These nuanced bidirectional perspectives on parent/child dynamics aim to inform clinical strategies and future research targeting parental stress and its cyclical impact on subsequent generations. Included in the coverage: Parental stress and child temperament. How social structure and culture shape parental strain and the well-being of parents and children. The stress of parenting children with developmental disabilities. Consequences and mechanisms of child maltreatment and the implications for parenting. How being mothered affects the development of mothering. Prenatal maternal stress and psychobiological development during childhood. Parenting Stress and Early Child Development is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in infancy and early childhood development, developmental psychology, pediatrics, family studies, and developmental neuroscience.

Play and Child Development Book

Play and Child Development

  • Author : Joe L. Frost
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Date : 2011-05
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0132596830

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More than any other textbook on the market, Play and Child Development, Fourth Edition, ties play directly to child development. The authors address the full spectrum of play-related topics and seamlessly blend research, theory, and practical applications throughout this developmentally-based resource. Readers will learn about historical, theoretical, and practical approaches to promoting development through integrated play and learning approaches across various age or developmental levels. The book analyzes play theories and play therapy; presents a history of play; and discusses current play trends. It explores ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave play into school curricula. Finally, the authors examine the role of adults in leading and encouraging children's natural tendencies toward learning by playing. Special coverage includes a full chapter on play and children with disabilities, and the value of field trips in supporting learning. This edition offers expanded and/or updated coverage on evidence based play theory, child development, play environments, and early play-based curricula for children of all abilities in various learning contexts. All content in the text is purposefully arranged to guide its readers through key and core topics leading to a comprehensive understanding of play intended to help prepare pre-service teachers to lead and support children's play in a number of contexts: preschools, elementary schools, park systems, and research programs.

Yardsticks Book


  • Author : Chip Wood
  • Publisher : Center for Responsive Schools Incorporated
  • Date : 2018-01-02
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1892989891

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The 4th edition of this classic book combines easy-to-access information about the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical characteristics unique to each age with a practical advice for how to apply this knowledge.

Play   Learning Book

Play Learning

  • Author : Dorothy Singer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2006-08-24
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780198041429

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In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that in over-emphasizing academic achievement, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development.

From Neurons to Neighborhoods Book
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From Neurons to Neighborhoods

  • Author : Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Date : 2000-11-13
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN : 9780309069885

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How we raise young children is one of today's most highly personalized and sharply politicized issues, in part because each of us can claim some level of "expertise." The debate has intensified as discoveries about our development-in the womb and in the first months and years-have reached the popular media. How can we use our burgeoning knowledge to assure the well-being of all young children, for their own sake as well as for the sake of our nation? Drawing from new findings, this book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children's cognitive and emotional development, and more. Authoritative yet accessible, From Neurons to Neighborhoods presents the evidence about "brain wiring" and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community-within which the child grows.

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence Book

Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence

  • Author : Laura E. Levine
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Date : 2018-11-29
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 9781506398945

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Chronologically organized, Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence, Second Edition presents topics within the field of child development through unique and highly engaging Active Learning opportunities. The Active Learning features integrated within the print text and digital program foster a dynamic and personal learning process for students. Within each chapter, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch introduce students to a wide range of real-world applications of psychological research to child development. The in-text pedagogical features and the accompanying digital components help students discover the excitement of studying child development and equip them with skills they can use long after completing the course.

Importance of Growth for Health and Development Book

Importance of Growth for Health and Development

  • Author : Alan Lucas
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Date : 2010
  • Category : Medical
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9783805593045

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Growth is universally used by health care professionals and caregivers to judge the physical condition of babies and children: poor growth in early life has a negative impact on cognitive development and morbidity, whereas rapid and excessive growth is associated with a higher prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular disease. This publication explores in some detail the relationship between early growth patterns and later neurodevelopment, obesity, cardiovascular outcomes and longevity in both industrialzed and semi-industrialized societies. It consists of three parts that each deals with a specific topic: The first part focuses on the connection between early growth and obesity and cardiovascular outcomes. The next section concentrates on the interrelationship between growth and neurological development, and the last part is dedicated to the control as assessment of physical growth. Bringing together the expert opinions of outstanding clinicians and scientists, this book will be of particular value for pediatricians, public health scientists and epidemiologists.