Training for professional child care by Beverly Gulley Ph.D., Jacqueline Eddleman Ph.D., Professor

By Beverly Gulley Ph.D., Jacqueline Eddleman Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Douglas Bedient M.S. Ph.D.

“Only approximately 25 percentage of the staff in child-care operations round the nation have had expert education in facing children.”—Newsweek This publication is a confirmed, sensible method of offering that education at at the least rate and disruption of prone. Written for running shoes, it can profitably be utilized by anyone who desires to understand extra approximately confident equipment for operating with little ones. the knowledge supplied the following has been used generally to coach child-care companies all through Illinois. Covered intimately are self-discipline, professionalism, baby and grownup verbal exchange, baby improvement, commentary, overview, play, food, well-being and protection, guardian involvement and schooling, baby abuse, developmental care, and association of the environment.                    Illinois Governor James Thompson, former DCFS Director Gregory Coler, and DCFS Director Gordon Johnson have all recommended those fabrics by way of carrying on with to suggest them for day-care education in Illinois.

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In particular Miriam Klimstra and Beverly Howie, licensing representatives for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, met diligently with the authors and provided their expertise in identifying concepts that they thought should be included. Jain Sherrard and Catherine D'Amico, who had expertise in curriculum development, made major contributions to conceptualizing, writing, editing, and facilitating the production of the original manuscript. Several graduate students in Human Development provided their input and assisted in gathering information: Janet Jones, Paula Marks, Natalie Kretzmann, Ijlah Haaq, and Joyce Pettijohn.

Today, almost 50% of all American mothers with children under the age of 6 are either employed or looking for work, which means that more than 7 million children are in need of child care. Most of the auxiliary care is provided by nonrelatives, and much of it is outside the home. Parents in the United States currently spend about 10 million dollars a year on a variety of child care arrangements including church nurseries, employer sponsored centers, government funded facilities, and private facilities.

Communications networks197 Tables 1. Normal Child Development: Major Milestones in a Child's Life152. Daily Schedules483. Guidelines for Using Time-Out (Sit and Watch)654. When to Use Time-Out665. Physical and Behavioral Indicators of Maltreatment1846. Characteristics of Abusive and Neglectful Adults185 Page xiii Foreword Although providing care for infants and young children is exciting and satisfying, it has never been an easy task. Today, more than ever, when so many children require some form of care outside the home, it is vital that individuals be adequately trained to meet the challenge and demand for appropriate and high-quality care.

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