The video In Our Hands focuses attention on the harmful effects of poor quality child care on infants and identifies critically important steps our society needs to take to improve infant care. The video is designed to promote quality child care and is divided into four sections that describe the fundamental needs of infants and toddlers who are cared for outside the home: Close, Caring Relationships, Health and Safety, Connection to Family and Knowledgeable, Responsive Caregivers. Also included with this DVD is a DVD Booklet. There is not a Spanish version of this video.
  • English
J. Ronald Lally, Peter L. Mangione, Sheila Signer, and Glynn O. Butterfield
Year of Publication
APA Reference
Lally, J. R. (Executive Producer/Content Developer/Writer), Mangione P. L. (Content Developer/Writer), Signer, S. (Content Developer/Writer), & Butterfield, G. O. (Producer/Editor). (1997). In our hands [DVD]. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.
Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
Group Care
Learning and Development
Culture, Family, and Providers
Media Type
Video Running Length (minutes)
Video Clip (English)

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