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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Contents Acknowledgments   ix Introduction   1 Chapter 1: Caregiving and the Early Childhood Professional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chapter 2: Theory to Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Chapter 3: Building Secure Relationships and Attachments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Chapter 4: Influences on Early Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Chapter 5: Responsive Learning Environments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Chapter 6: Social-Emotional Development: Understanding Self and Others . . . . . . . 66 Chapter 7: Physical Development: Sensing and Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Chapter 8: Cognitive Development: Thinking and Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Chapter 9: Language Development: Playing with Sounds and Using Words . . . . . 103 closing thoughts: Becoming a Responsive Caregiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Glossary   117 References   121 Index   123 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL