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The Social Womb Video

Ron Lally

Written and narrated by J. Ronald Lally, this 6-minute video depicts the need for babies, once born, to be cared for in a ďsocial wombĒ that provides the nurturance, protection, and enrichment essential to the healthy development of their still-growing brains. Lally presents three key policy recommendations for ensuring creation of this kind of supportive setting: paid leave, home visiting, and high-quality infant care. View the video

Additional information about the need for a social womb is available in Lally's book, For Our Babies: Ending the Invisible Neglect of America's Infants, available from WestEd and also in The Social Womb, a paper that is downloadable for free on forourbabies.org.

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Trainerís Manual, Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition. 2014

Trainerís Manual, Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition. 2014

The second edition has been revised to include updated information and guidance on understanding and supporting infantsí and toddlersí social-emotional development. A new section on infant mental health has been added. There is a strong emphasis on including children with disabilities or other special needs in infant/toddler care programs. Information on mixed age groups and family child care has been woven into the lessons. Elements of reflective practice have been emphasized in the trainerís notes and discussion questions.
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Trainerís Manual, Module II: Group Care, Second Edition. 2014

Trainerís Manual, Module II: Group Care, Second Edition. 2014

The second edition has been revised to include updated content information and recommended practices for high-quality infant/ toddler group care. Health and safety information has been revised to align with current recommendations. There is a strong emphasis on including children with disabilities or other special needs in infant/toddler care programs. Information on mixed age groups and family child care has been woven into the lessons. Elements of reflective practice have been emphasized in the trainerís notes and discussion questions.
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