Baby E-lert: Sharing information on the quality of infants, toddlers, and their families

Baby E-lert #16 | April 7, 2014

This Baby E-lert presents two health and safety resources relevant to promoting best practices for caring for infants and toddlers.  Also included are a parenting program for mothers and an article on observation. Share them with co-workers, families, and other early care professionals in your community!

Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Early Care and Education (I/T)

This valuable resource from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education is a collection of 232 nationally recognized health and safety standards and regulations applicable to the infant and toddler population in early care settings. Standards and appendices are organized according to topic areas and most of them are infant/toddler specific. It is intended for early care and education caregivers/teachers, mental health specialists, parents, program administrators, state regulators, and policy makers.

Updated! Working Paper #3: Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain  

This updated edition from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains how significant adversity early in life can alter—in a lasting way—a child’s capacity to learn and adapt to stressful situations. It also acknowledges how sensitive and responsive caregiving can buffer the effects of such stress.

Legacy for Children™  

This evidence-based program seeks to improve child outcomes by promoting positive parenting among low-income mothers of infants and young children. Learn more about how the program works and how it helps mothers make a difference in a child’s life and in the community.

Observation: The Key to Understanding Your Child

Share this article with the families in your program. It specifically addresses what to look for when young children sometimes behave in challenging or confusing ways.
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