Social-Emotional Milestones, Responsive Caregiving, and Identity
A PITC Training Session

Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, experiential learning, small groups, DVD

This session examines how an understanding of three stages of infancy (birth to around 8 months, around 8 months to around 18 months, and around 18 months to 36 months) helps adults attune their nurturance of infants and toddlers. The developmental themes of security, exploration, and identity play a role during each age period, with security being central during the first period, exploration during the second period, and identity during the third period. Different factors that influence responsive care are considered, including an understanding of child development, sensitivity to the family and culture of each child, self-reflection, and observation and careful reading of children’s cues. The session closes with active exploration how adults can effectively engage in a responsive “back-and-forth” dance in their relationships with infants and toddlers.

Related Module(s):
I Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization

Related Resources:

Article The Emotional Basis of Intelligence
Article The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant
Article Want Success in School? Start with Babies!
Guide El cuidado de los niños de cero a tres años en grupo: Una guía para el desarrollo socioemocional y la socialización, Segunda edición
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition
Handout Agenda
Handout Culture in Social and Emotional Development
Handout Dependence, Interdependence, and Independence
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Variables Affecting the Establishment of a Trusting/Non-trusting Interaction Between a Child and an Unfamiliar Person
Handout Young, Mobile, and Older Infants Handouts
Manual Manual pedagógico, Módulo I: El crecimiento socioemocional y la socialización
Manual Trainer's Manual Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition
PowerPoint Social-Emotional Milestones, Responsive Caregiving, and Identity
DVD First Moves: Welcoming a Child to a New Caregiving Setting
DVD Getting In Tune: Creating Nurturing Relationships with Infants and Toddlers
DVD The Ages of Infancy: Caring for Young, Mobile and Older Infants
DVD Booklet First Moves: Welcoming a Child to a New Caregiving Setting
DVD Booklet Getting In Tune: Creating Nurturing Relationships with Infants and Toddlers
DVD Booklet The Ages of Infancy: Caring for Young, Mobile and Older Infants