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Creating Partnerships with Parents. Infant [microform] : Toddler Caregiving: A Guide / Mary B. Lane and Sheila Signer
Bib ID 5520525
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Lane, Mary B
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
104 p. 
ISBN 9780801108785

For use in tandem with training videotapes illustrating key concepts and caregiving techniques, this guide discusses ways to establish and nurture the partnership between caregivers and families of infants and toddlers in child care. Special attention is given to issues which may cause tension between caregivers and parents, such as bonding and separation, family stress, and cultural differences. Section 1 discusses the establishment of caregiver-parent partnerships. Section 2 describes ways of helping parents deal with separation in child care. Section 3 presents ways to publicize a child care program. Section 4 focuses on listening and responding to families' needs. Section 5 considers the family in its culture, through discussions of establishing communication, supporting cultural diversity, discomfort about differences, shared experiences and goals, and the challenge of diversity. Section 6 describes the process of involving parents in the program. Discussion focuses on setting the stage for parent participation, parent involvement in center and home programs, parent involvement in centers with large programs, teenage parent involvement, questions about parent involvement, activities for parents and children, and parents' contributions to the program. Sections 7, 8, and 9 discuss conducting business with families, helping families under stress, and handling difficult issues, such as the mistreatment of children. Each section includes lists of points for caregivers to consider and suggested resources. (RH)


Availability: Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($8.25, plus sales tax for California residents).

Sponsoring Agency: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Child Development.

ERIC Note: For other guides in the program for infant toddler caregivers, see PS 018 931-933.

Educational level discussed: Early Childhood Education.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Child Caregivers.  |  Cultural Differences.  |  Day Care.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Infants.  |  Parent Participation.  |  Parent School Relationship.  |  Parent Teacher Cooperation.  |  Program Administration.  |  Publicity.  |  Separation Anxiety.  |  Stress Variables.  |  Teacher Role.  |  Toddlers.  |  Infant Care  |  Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers CA
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Signer, Sheila, author  |  Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. Center for Child & Family Studies
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