What’s the Understanding Infants
Workbook All About?
Welcome to the Winning Ways book Understanding Infants. This book is one of three
in the continuing series that includes Understanding Infants, Understanding Toddlers
and Twos, and Understanding Preschoolers. You can read all three or work with the
one that best helps equip you as an early childhood professional. This workbook is
designed to help you
Realize the amazing capabilities of infants
Develop a better understanding of the development and
growth of infants
Improve your interactions with infants
Create a more infant-appropriate routine and program
Who Are Infants?
For the purpose of this book, infants are considered children from birth to twelve
months of age. Some professionals believe that infants become toddlers when can
walk. Some programs group infants according to age and others adopt a multiage
grouping, especially common in family home care and education settings. In cen-
ter programs, classroom rosters are often designated by many factors: ratios, size
of rooms, availability of space in the next age group, and the developmental needs
of the child. There may be children in your infant room who are eighteen months
to two years old. Your role as the teacher is to help all children thrive, regardless of
their classroom placement. If some infants in your care are becoming toddlers, grab
another book in the series, Understanding Toddlers and Twos, to make sure you are
creating an experience that is exciting and challenging to them.