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Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition

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Price: $54.95

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Trainer's Guide: Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition

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Price: $29.95

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Skill-Building Journal: Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition

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Caring for Infants & Toddlers, eCDA edition

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Product Overview

The Caring For … series is a comprehensive, setting-specific training program designed to foster excellence in early childhood education. Each set is organized into modules based on the 13 functional areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

Packed with information and exercises, these books help staff members build the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with children. They are ideal for use in customized staff development sessions, college courses, or ongoing workshops.

Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition

Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition addresses the professional competency standards that form the core of accreditation and credentialing programs. This second edition offers content from all 13 modules, with all self-assessments and learning activity forms provided in the accompanying Skill-Building Journal.

The modules are organized around the 13 functional areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Learning Environment
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Communication
  • Creative
  • Self
  • Social
  • Guidance
  • Families
  • Program Management
  • Professionalism

Includes: 434 pages, paperback

Skill-Building Journal: Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition

The Skill-Building Journal contains the self-assessment and learning activity forms to accompany the information contained in Caring for Infants & Toddlers, Second Edition. Organized into modules that can be used for individualized staff development, a college course, or ongoing workshops, the Skill-Building Journal includes learning activities that help build skills and knowledge as staff work with children every day.

Includes: 360 pages, paperback

The Trainer's Guide: Caring for Infants & Toddlers

The Trainer's Guide: Caring for Infants & Toddlers offers specific suggestions for implementing the program and providing feedback to staff.  It includes knowledge assessments, answer sheets, observation forms with checklists, and tracking forms.

Includes: 181 pages, lay-flat paperback

Caring for Infants & Toddlers, eCDA Edition

Caring for Infants & Toddlers, eCDA Edition addresses the professional competency standards that form the core of accreditation and credentialing programs. Intended for use in conjunction with the eCDA program the modules are organized around the 13 functional areas of the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential (see above for list).

Note: If you are not a registrant of the eCDA program, please consider Caring for Caring for Infants & Toddlers, eCDA Edition, or visit our eCDA page for more information about the eCDA program.

Authors

Diane Trister Dodge
Diane Trister Dodge, MS, is the founder of Teaching Strategies, LLC. She is the lead author of The Creative Curriculum® and many other Teaching Strategies resources. She has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher; served as the education coordinator for Head Start and child care programs in Mississippi and Washington, D.C.; and directed national projects in education and human services. Diane served on the Governing Board of NAEYC (1990–1994) and the Center for the Child Care Workforce (1995–2002), and was a member of the D.C. Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development (1984–2009). In 2004, she received the Bank Street College Alumni Association Recognition Award for outstanding accomplishments in the field of education. In 2010, Diane was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame for her lifetime contributions to education.

 

Derry Koralek
Derry Koralek has more than 15 years experience designing and delivering training for early childhood staff. She is a co-author of each edition of the Caring for... series. She has developed technical assistance guides for supervisors and trainers in child development programs in the military and in Head Start and provides training throughout the United States. She is currently the editor of Young Children, a publication of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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