Chapter 1
A Developmental Perspective on
Educating Infants and Toddlers
Chapter 1Chapter 1
 Introduction
 Taking a Developmental Perspective
 Using a Developmental Profile
 Theories on Child...
IntroductionIntroduction
 Core body of knowledge
 Standards for quality
Teacher preparation
Programming for young chil...
Taking a Developmental
Perspective
 Each child’s genetic code interacts
with environmental factors to result
in “full pot...
Magda Gerber
 10 principles of caregiving
Four Developmental DomainsFour Developmental Domains
 Physical
 Emotional
 Social
 Cognitive/language
 Learn to recog...
Sample Developmental Profile
 Page 8
 Chronological Age?
 What areas are the lowest for this
child?
 What areas are hi...
Historical PerspectivesHistorical Perspectives
Past theories and viewsPast theories and views
John Locke
Jean-Jacques
Ro...
Current PerspectivesCurrent Perspectives
Theories and ViewsTheories and Views
 Attachment theory
 Bowlby
 Brain Develop...
Current PerspectivesCurrent Perspectives
Needs and TrendsNeeds and Trends
 Respect the child
 Microsystem today is very ...
Valuing Cultural DiversityValuing Cultural Diversity
 Embrace and value diversity
 Cross-cultural curriculum
 Knowledge...
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Infants Toddlers and Twos Chapter 1

  1. 1. Chapter 1 A Developmental Perspective on Educating Infants and Toddlers
  2. 2. Chapter 1Chapter 1  Introduction  Taking a Developmental Perspective  Using a Developmental Profile  Theories on Child Development  Current Trends in Development and Education  Valuing Cultural Diversity
  3. 3. IntroductionIntroduction  Core body of knowledge  Standards for quality Teacher preparation Programming for young children  NAEYC standards  Important: building strong, respectful, reciprocal relationships
  4. 4. Taking a Developmental Perspective  Each child’s genetic code interacts with environmental factors to result in “full potential”  From the moment of birth, the child and the people around the child affect each other  Teachers must learn to be mindful in all of their interactions
  5. 5. Magda Gerber  10 principles of caregiving
  6. 6. Four Developmental DomainsFour Developmental Domains  Physical  Emotional  Social  Cognitive/language  Learn to recognize the normative patterns or milestones so you can easily recognize and honor the unique patterns each child demonstrates
  7. 7. Sample Developmental Profile  Page 8  Chronological Age?  What areas are the lowest for this child?  What areas are highest?  Name a few activities that could help in the low areas.
  8. 8. Historical PerspectivesHistorical Perspectives Past theories and viewsPast theories and views John Locke Jean-Jacques Rousseau Charles Darwin G. Stanley Hall Arnold Gesell Alfred Binet Sigmund Freud Erik Erikson John Watson B.F. Skinner Albert Bandura Jean Piaget
  9. 9. Current PerspectivesCurrent Perspectives Theories and ViewsTheories and Views  Attachment theory  Bowlby  Brain Development  Ecological Systems theory  Bronfenbrenner  Sociocultural theory  Vygotsky
  10. 10. Current PerspectivesCurrent Perspectives Needs and TrendsNeeds and Trends  Respect the child  Microsystem today is very different Cultural differences: customs, family structures, parenting styles  Mesosystem-child care settings Family grouping, continuity of care, primary caregiving, partnerships  Macrosystem-government
  11. 11. Valuing Cultural DiversityValuing Cultural Diversity  Embrace and value diversity  Cross-cultural curriculum  Knowledge: personal experience and educational base  Need to ‘get to know’ our families and use that knowledge to create curriculum

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