Best Practices for Infants and Toddlers  

Best Practices for Infant and Toddler Care
In the last decade, we have learned a tremendous amount about the importance of the first three years. We know that the brain is developing at a rapid pace during infancy and that these developments have a lasting effect on a child's ability to learn and succeed in school and life.

We also know that child care is becoming an increasingly critical support for most families and the quality of this care matters.

While parents are still considered the primary influence on healthy development, the amount of substitute care, the consistency of that care and the baby's ability to create attached relationships with their caregivers are critical factors in early development.

Please take time to review the following:
Attachment at Home and in Child Care
Primary Caregivers and Continuity of Care

Responsive Caregiving for Babies and Toddlers

For a quick look at Research on Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers visit 

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