Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8


  • Release: 2015-07-23
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 706 page
  • ISBN: 9780309324885
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Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to co

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 892 page
  • ISBN: 9780553386301
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A latest edition of a best-selling reference features a new design and expanded information on the preschooler years, in a guide that covers topics ranging from infant care and food allergies to sleeping habits and autism. Original.

Clifford Makes the Team

Clifford Makes the Team


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9780545231411
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Clifford the big red dog wants to play baseball with the boys and girls, but he cannot find a big enough bat.

Bright Futures

Bright Futures


  • Release: 2017-01
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 650 page
  • ISBN: 1610020227
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This essential resource provides key background information and recommendations for themes critical to healthy child development along with well-child supervision standards for 31 age-based visits--from Newborn through 21 Years. What's in the Bright Futures Guidelines, Fourth Edition? Twelve health promotion themes addressing - lifelong health for families and communities NEW - family support - health for children and youth with special health care needs NEW - healthy development - mental health - healthy weight - healthy nutrition - physical activity - oral health - healthy adolescent development - healthy and safe use of social media NEW - safety and injury prevention 31 age-based health supervision visits--Newborn to 21 Years All the information and guidance that's needed to give children optimal health outcomes -Context -Health Supervision -History -Surveillance of Development -Review of Systems -Observation of Parent-Child Interaction -Physical Examination -Medical Screening -Immunizations -Anticipatory Guidance What's NEW in the 4th Edition? -Builds upon previous editions with new and updated content that reflects the latest research. -Incorporates evidence-driven recommendations. -Includes three new health promotion themes: -Promoting Lifelong Health for Families and Communities -Promoting Health for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs -Promoting the Healthy and Safe Use of Social Media -Includes new screen time recommendations -Provides greater focus on lifelong physical and mental health -Weaves social determinants of health throughout the Visits, allowing health care professionals to consider social factors like food insecurity, violence, and drug use that may affect a child's and family's health -Features updated Milestones of Development and Developmental Surveillance questions -Provides new clinical content that informs health care professionals about the latest recommendations and provides guidance on how to implement them in practice -Ma

Yardsticks

Yardsticks


  • Release: 2018-01-02
  • Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 1892989891
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The 4th edition of this classic book combines easy-to-access information about the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical characteristics unique to each age with a practical advice for how to apply this knowledge.

The Development of Play

The Development of Play


  • Release: 2006-10-19
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781134867820
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Play is an important part of our development. In playing, we learn to move, think, speak and imagine, as well as cope with other people. This second edition of The Development of Play addresses these key functions that play serves. David Cohen examines how children play with objects, with language, and most importantly, with each other and their parents. He goes on to ask why we stop playing, and looks at adult games. The Development of Play argues that psychology has accepted too uncritically the Victorian opposition of work and play, and argues that adults can learn to play more. With its extensive account of recent work in this area, this book is the most up-to-date work on the importance of play and will be of interest to child psychologists, developmental psychologists, and a wide number of professionals involved with children.

Child Development  Fourth Edition

Child Development Fourth Edition


  • Release: 2020-03-13
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9781462543014
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Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this trusted text and professional resource provides a developmental framework for clinical practice. The authors examine how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among family relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Risk and resilience factors in each of these domains are highlighted. Covering infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and middle childhood, the text explores how children of different ages typically behave, think, and relate to others. Developmentally informed approaches to assessment and intervention are illustrated by vivid case examples. Observation exercises and quick-reference summaries of each developmental stage facilitate learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates a decade's worth of advances in knowledge about attachment, neurodevelopment, developmental psychopathology, intervention science, and more. *Toddler, preschool, and school-age development are each covered in two succinct chapters rather than one, making the book more student friendly. *Updated throughout by new coauthor Michael F. Troy, while retaining Douglas Davies's conceptual lens and engaging style.

Understanding Child Development

Understanding Child Development


  • Release: 2006-11-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781134887910
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This highly readable text provides an exceptionally clear overview of the whole field of child development, from birth to adolescence. the 2-12 age range is strongly emphasised. All the main areas of child development are fully covered: * perception and understanding * cognitive skills * play and language * personality * social relationships The author draws upon the studies from a wide range of disciplines and shows how these contribute to our understanding of child development, clearly demonstrating how the information can be applied at home and school.

Development During Middle Childhood

Development During Middle Childhood


  • Release: 1984-01-01
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 434 page
  • ISBN: 9780309034784
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For the first time, a report focuses specifically on middle childhood--a discrete, pivotal period of development. In this review of research, experts examine the physical health and cognitive development of 6- to 12-year-old children as well as their surroundings: school and home environment, ecocultural setting, and family and peer relationships.