Assigning Primary Care Teachers

This session will examine the practice of "continuity of care" and explore its importance to the development of infants and toddlers in child care programs. Research that supports continuity of care will be summarized, followed by an overview of different states' efforts to promote this approach to care. We will discuss the caregiver, peer and setting components of continuity of care and explore how implementing this concept helps programs provide learning experiences that simultaneously address multiple developmental domains. Stories from the field will illuminate alternative ways infant/toddler care programs have successfully implemented continuity of primary caregiving relationships and highlight the positive experiences of caregivers who have participated in implementation. The audience will have opportunities to discuss the concept and engage in dialogue with the presenters. Video material will illustrate the kind of high-quality relationship-based care that continuity of care fosters.
Languages Available: English
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Session(s):NAEYC 2015

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Lukens, L., Mangione, P., Schnake, K., & Tuesta, A. Assigning primary care teachers. [Handout from National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference & Expo]. Unpublished document. Sausalito, CA: The Program for Infant/Toddler Care.