Developmental Infant Care [Video]
Christi Szakaly-Meredith, Resa Matlock, Ball State University
Part of a series of 16 broadcasts, this videotape is designed to help child day care workers provide developmentally appropriate child care. Rules for providing quality child care are discussed and include: (1) respecting the child by interacting and responding to cues from the child; (2) providing an appropriate environment that has different areas for different types of activities; (3) providing developmentally appropriate activities for infants ages 6-14 weeks, 14 weeks-6 months, 6-8 months, and toddlers; (4) positively interacting with infants by making eye contact, considering individual feeding and sleep needs, and allowing each infant to develop at his/her own rhythm; and (5) interacting positively with parents by means of open and continual communication. Guidelines for characteristics of quality childcare providers are also addressed.
Christi Szakaly-Meredith, Resa Matlock, Ball State University. Developmental Infant Care [Video] (1995). Ball State University: Muncie, IN.
Sponsoring Agency: Ball State University
Reading Level: Average
Formats Available: Printed Material, Videotape
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Languages Available: English, Spanish
El desarrollo del cuidado del infante [Spanish][Video] [Developmental Infant Care]
Intended User Audience:
Early childhood care and education professionals can use this material, including child care providers, preschool personnel, K-3rd grade teachers, preservice students in ECE, ECSE, and those working toward CDA (Child Development Associate) certification.
Two co-directors oversee development of the videos in this collection. Both have backgrounds in early childhood education and one of the co-directors is bilingual in Spanish and English. Each video is developed using a multi-step process. First, state level personnel decide on the content areas for new videos (once each year). Second, a team of experts is gathered representing higher education faculty (mostly in-state), state personnel, child care providers from home and center-based settings, and other disciplines as needed for specific topics (e.g., physical therapist). Based on input from the team, a script is developed. Then in-state sites are chosen for filming. A production crew and members of the expert team as well as state level personnel often accompany staff to the sites. Edits to the scripts and video segments are done as a group. The process takes approximately six months to complete.
While the cultural and linguistic diversity portrayed in each video is primarily European-American and English-speaking, an effort is made to film at sites representing diversity in both children and staff (e.g., home child care, preschool center in the inner city, university lab schools).
As noted above, informal evaluation is done during the development of each video. The team reviews the script and footage in an ongoing manner. There are plans for focus groups and surveys to collect data concerning the effectiveness of the videos (presentation and content). The complete set of videos (N =23) are also used as part of CDA certification in Indiana.
As of December 1999, 50 copies of Bienvenidos a todos los ninos: Cuidado inclusivo, 300 copies of Welcoming all children: Creating inclusive child care, 1436 copies of Cooing, crying, cuddling: Infant brain development, 1473 copies of Toddler brain development, and 534 copies of The B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S. of family child care have been disseminated throughout the United States.
Additional dissemination figures:
Developmental Infant Care = 1129 copies;
Dilemas Diarios Manejando Difficultades = 200;
Pintando un Cuardo...= 200;
Daily Dilemmas - coping with challenges = 1166;
Planeando dias apropiados = 200;
El Desarrollo del cuidado... = 200;
Quality Family Child Care = 1357;
Designing developmentally appropriate days = 1980;
Painting a positive picture...= 2720;
Cuidado de calidad para los ninos..= 200
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