Learn how to explore difficult topics with and engage families that are reluctant to participate in activities. Also, find out how to respond to crisis situations that may occur during home visits.
During the first three years, children are constantly growing and acquiring new skills and knowledge. Surveillance systems have shown that injury is the leading threat to the health and well-being of young children.
The toddler years are a time when children are building skills in all areas. They remember what they learn and share it with others. They understand things more deeply, make choices, and engage with others in new ways.
Tips for Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe: A Developmental Guide for Home Visitors – Mobile Infants
Mobile infants have more control of their head, torso, arms, and legs. They also begin to coordinate those movements. At this age, they sleep less and are more active during the day, eager to engage in everything around them.
Infants depend on their families for food, warmth, and care, and for meeting such basic needs as eating, diapering, sleeping, bonding, and safety. But all babies are unique. Some infants may settle easily and be capable of quickly soothing themselves.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is a term often used when talking about young children, but what does it really mean? This edition of News You Can Use explores the meaning behind DAP and working with infants and toddlers. Head Start, Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs will find the real-life scenarios informative, and will enjoy a closer look at the foundational role relationships play in DAP.