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  • their own pace Caregivers tailor their responses to children s ideas engage in give and take communication with the children imitate children s actions support children s play with other children and assist children in problem solving They also support older toddlers in planning and recalling their choice time activities Group Times In small groups of older infants and toddlers caregivers provide a particular set of materials for children to explore in a common activity In these group times children remain in close contact with the caregiver while having a shared experience with other children Although the adults introduce the activities children remain free to make choices about materials and how to use them Adults follow the children s cues e g deciding how long the activity lasts based on children s interest levels Outside Time This segment of the day allows infants and toddlers to explore the outdoor world Using strategies similar to those used at choice time adults support children s exploration and interests providing open ended materials and a variety of experiences Young infants who are not yet crawling may spend time on a blanket lying on their backs and looking around reaching for objects and feeling the sun and air Older infants sit and explore toys and natural objects crawl and pull themselves up to a stand With assistance they may swing or go for a wagon ride Toddlers will use the open area of the play space for a wide range of physical movements simple games and problem solving as they pursue their interests Caregiving Routines In addition to strengthening bonds with children during meals rest and bodily care routines caregivers also use these care giving routines as opportunities to share control by finding ways for the children to play an active role Caregivers fit

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  • create supportive interactions with infants and toddlers Because trusting relationships are so important caregivers strive to ensure that each infant or toddler in a child care center or home has the same primary caregiver throughout enrollment whether that be for 6 months or 3 years in settings with multiple caregivers each one is the primary for only a small group of children and the caregivers form a stable team that provides long term continuity of care for children and families Caregivers strive to form positive reciprocal relationships with children relationships in which encouragement is the key They cuddle hold play and talk with children in a warm unhurried give and take manner They establish a psychologically safe environment where children s initiatives are regarded as purposeful rather than naughty or bothersome for adults Guided by practical theories of child development caregivers attempt to see things from the child s point of view encourage rather than thwart children s efforts and communications take cues from children rather than impose their own ideas and assume a problem solving approach to children s interpersonal conflicts rather than punish children or solve their problems for them Very young children are just formulating a sense

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  • Children play with others Group participation Children participate in group routines C Physical Development and Health Moving parts of the body Children move parts of the body turning head grasping kicking Moving the whole body Children move the whole body rolling crawling cruising walking running balancing Moving with objects Children move with objects Steady beat Children feel and experience steady beat D Communication Language and Literacy Listening and responding Children listen and respond Nonverbal communication Children communicate nonverbally Two way communication Children participate in two way communication Speaking Children speak Exploring print Children explore picture books and magazines Enjoying language Children enjoy stories rhymes and songs E Cognitive Development Exploring objects Children explore objects with their hands feet mouth eyes ears and nose Object permanence Children discover object permanence Exploring same and different Children explore and notice how things are the same or different Exploring more Children experience more One to one correspondence Children experience one to one correspondence Number Children experience the number of things Locating objects Children explore and notice the location of objects Filling and emptying Children fill and empty put in and take out Taking apart and putting together Children take things apart and fit them

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  • Curriculum Infants Toddlers Video Clips

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  • and throughout life Whether you require educational research information or an interview with an expert in the United States or around the world the HighScope public relations staff can help you meet your deadline Facts and insights from HighScope s experts on education research and public policy Use the links at left and right to locate recent press releases find out about HighScope s position on educational hot topics download

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  • HighScope: Research-based early childhood curriculum, assessment, training, and publishing
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  • Free Head Start DVD For a free DVD that talks about how HighScope and Head Start can work together please provide your information below and click submit All fields are required Submission Form First name Last Name Organization Address City

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  • News Video Clips

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