Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings

Recognizing the importance of home-based child care settings in today’s society, this publication offers guidance to help home-based child care providers offer high-quality early care and learning experiences to the children and families they serve. The book covers topics such as the roles and relationships involved in home-based child care; how to create safe, inclusive environments that foster early learning and development; ideas for implementing appropriate curriculum; professional development for home-based providers; and things to consider when infants and toddlers receive care in mixed-age group settings.

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Languages Available: English
PITC Training Usage:

Module(s): I Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
II Group Care
III Learning and Development
IV Culture, Family, and Providers
California Department of Education. (2010). Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.