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Early Childhood / Teaching Methods COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Support children during their earliest, most critical years Foundations of Responsive Caregiving will help you provide children with high-quality care in your learning environment. You will learn how to apply theories of child development to your own practices, build strong relationships with children, and support their social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. The strategies and tips inside reflect six key principles: 1. Responsive caregiving is essential to children’s growth and development. 2. Trust is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. 3. Children need stable and secure early care and learning environments. 4. Children are ready and eager to learn. 5. Play is central to children’s learning. 6. Responsive caregivers collaborate with families to support children’s growth and development. Put these practices into action and support early learning with Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos (ISBN 978-1-60554-084-9) . “Caregivers play a critical role in the child’s physical, intellectual, and emotional development. A resource is needed that gives caregivers well-researched and practical examples on how to create an enriched environment for young children. This exceptional book, along with its companion volume, Activities for Responsive Caregiving, meets this need. It should be read by every early childhood educator, child care provider, and parent of children birth to two.” —Patricia Wolfe, EdD, author of Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice and coauthor of Building the Reading Brain “Foundations of Responsive Caregiving is the long-awaited manual for the best practices in the daily care of very young children.” —Diana B. Hiatt-Michael, EdD, professor emeritus at Pepperdine University “This unique resource includes foundational theory and strengthening practices involving the whole child—an emphasis essential to the highest concerns of the caregiver. It is well worth the read!” Jean Barbre, EdD, has thirty years of experience working with children and families as a licensed marriage and family therapist, preschool director, teacher, college instructor, national and international speaker, and guest presenter on public television. Dr. Barbre holds a master’s degree in child and family studies from California State University, Long Beach; a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Fullerton; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Pepperdine University. She is also the author of Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos. —Walter F. Drew, EdD, founder of the Institute for Self Active Education ISBN 978-1-60554-085-6 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $34.95