Serve and return interactions shape brain architecture. When caregivers are responsive to children's signals, they help them build critical skills. This is how the environment of relationships young children experience with adult caregivers, as well as early nutrition and the physical, chemical, and built and child nutrition to “adult” domains such as income support, employment training. Mikus, Jean Ann Vogelman, and other families who work for their children to be part of inclusive Caregivers who use relationship-based strategies with infants and toddlers use positive strategies Six principles have been developed that can guide relationship-building with infants and environment. How we interpret .
A group of 2-year-olds returned from a walk when one of them began to wail. She knew him well enough to jump right in. Moreover, she knew the routine.
Her caregiver had used those words with her often enough. Like this child, with continuity of care, children and caregivers know the culture of their classroom well.
Instead, programs move children from room to room as they reach developmental milestones, such as beginning to walk. Some centers even move children daily to maintain caregiver-to-child licensing standard ratios. Although this approach may make sense from an administrative point of view, it certainly does not make sense for children, families or caregivers. Administrative concerns stemming from a scarcity of resources can be a stumbling block to continuity of care, and so is staff turnover.
- Professional Relationships and Teamwork
People are not interchangeable. Even when a fine person is hired to replace someone who leaves the center, relationships need to be established anew. Caregivers leave their jobs for many reasons. Better compensation, and benefits, increased educational opportunities, and public awareness of the important job that infant and toddler caregivers do are crucial if caregivers are to remain in their positions.
However, the quality of care for infants and toddlers will not rise automatically after these goals are achieved.
Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
In fact, time for caregivers to communicate with each other, a team approach to caregiving, primary caregiving, and continuity of care are not magic bullets. There is no simple path to high-quality care for young children, although knowledge about infants, toddlers, families, and ourselves can help show us caregivers the way.
Quality is something to work at together, learning not only from what others have written abut infants and toddlers but also with conversations with each other, trying new ideas, evaluating ten carefully, and always defining and redefining for ourselves what high-quality infant and toddlers care can be. Excerpted from Theilheimer, R.
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