Module 3_2

Module 3_2

Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers

Approaches to Learn and Best Practices  



1.      Pretest

2.      Read pages 79-84 and 158-161 of ELG for Infants and Toddlers

3.      Breeze presentation

PDF of presentation handout view: link

4.      Choose one reading from the following:

·         Helping babies make transitions

·         Uniqueness of infancy demands a responsive approach to care

·         Understanding the influences of culture on caregiving practices

·         Cultivating good relationships with families can make hard time easier

·         Introduction to continuity of care

·         Supportive care for infants and toddlers with special health needs

·         Supporting families of children with disabilities in inclusive programs

·         Science and Psychology of Early Learning: How an Understanding of Early Learning Has Transformed Child Care

5.      Read one website:

·         MU Center for Family Policy and Research.  (2009, July).  Missouri Infant/Toddler Responsive Caregiving Checklist

·         NCCIC.  Current curricula/teaching approaches for infant and toddler care and education. (2010, June).

·         Zero to Three. (2010). Early Experiences Matter.  Retrieved January 15, 2011,  from

6.      Practice with Vocabulary at Study Stack

7.      Post Test

Feedback to Google docs to print pre/post scores

8.       Share parent brochure:  Learn with me!

9.       Complete the Continuum of Development

10.      Complete Final Project

11.      Complete Course Implementation Action Plan

12.      Complete the Course Self Evaluation


"Newborn babies are faced with the two major tasks of childhood:

— to become independent individuals; and

— to establish connections with others.

"The parents' job is to help their children with these tasks. Most parents focus more on one task than the other. Some even ignore the other task and leave its accomplishment to chance.  The choice of focus is cultural, and the outcome is that the child comes to define 'self' as his culture defines the concept."

Exchange Every Day July 4, 2011



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