Six experts on early development provide guidance on supporting cognitive development and learning in early care and education programs for infants and toddlers. There are practical ideas on how to create relationships with children that encourage exploration and discovery and help them to become confident learners. Chapters on the positive effects of caregiver responsiveness on cognitive development and the formative role of the family's culture reflect the latest research findings. The guide includes an appendix that presents California's early learning and development foundations for the domain of cognitive development.
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