Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers is an ideal introduction to care and education in the first three years of life, featuring a respectful approach inspired by field pioneers Magda Gerber and Dr. Emmi Pikler. The program provides practical information based on theoretical and research foundations that students can implement in a variety of infant and toddler settings. With the impacts of school readiness and technology in early childhood education today, this program focuses on the value of free play, the development of self-reliance, and the importance of responsive, respectful interactions. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessments.
McGraw-Hill Connect? is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:
? SmartBook? - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.
? Access to your instructor's homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.
? Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.
? The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.
Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html
Focus on the Caregiver
Chapter 1: Principles, Practice, and CurriculumChapter 2: Infant-Toddler EducationChapter 3: Caregiving as CurriculumChapter 4: Play and Exploration as Curriculum
Focus on the Child
Chapter 5: Attachment
Chapter 6: Perception
Chapter 7: Motor Skills
Chapter 8: Cognition
Chapter 9: Language
Chapter 10: Emotions
Chapter 11: Social Skills
Focus on the ProgramChapter 12 The Physical EnvironmentChapter 13 The Social EnvironmentChapter 14 Adult Relations in Infant-Toddler Care and Education Programs
New to this Edition
Self-regulation and resilience are covered in detail in chapter 10
Coverage of play, a key topic of interest and concern for early childhood professionals and academics, has been expanded throughout this edition
Coverage of language development research has been updated.