This column presents and summarizes recent resources identified by the Early Childhood at Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative related to working with infants and toddlers.
THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN UNDER THREE.
Helen Bradford, 2012. 120 pp. (Available from: Routledge, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042.) This book focuses on the meaning of well-being for very young children and the role teachers and practitioners play in supporting their personal, emotional, and social development. Relevant theories are explored, along with practical ideas and activity suggestions. Case studies and examples illustrate good practices.
FIELDWORK WITH INFANTS: What Preservice Teachers Can Learn From Taking Care of Babies. Lisa M. Beck. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2013): 7-22. This study, based on the experiences of three preservice early childhood teachers, supports working with infants for the development of new curriculum ideas and discusses the role of the teacher and critical teaching skills. These skills include observation, working with families, individualizing care, and connecting theory with practice.
REACTIVE TEMPERAMENT AND SENSITIVITY TO CONTEXT IN CHILDCARE. Deborah Phillips, Nancy A. Crowell, Amy L. Sussman, Megan Gunnar, Nathan Fox, Annie Ashley Hane, & Joanna Bisgaier. Social Development, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2012): 628-643. The results of this study indicated a need to consider the effects of child...