During infancy children need deep connections with each person who cares for them, whether those persons are family members or caregivers. All the learning and loving that follows in children's lives builds on those early attachments with special people. This video presents three child care program policies that will lead to this special kind of care: primary caregiver assignments, use of small groups, and continuity of care. Recommendations are presented on how to organize primary caregiving most effectively, optimal group sizes and ratios for different settings and age groups, and how to ensure continuity of care. Also included with this DVD is a DVD Booklet.
J. Ronald Lally, Peter L. Mangione, Sheila Signer, Glynn O. Butterfield, and Steve Gilford
Year of Publication
Lally, J. R. (Executive Producer/Content Developer/Writer), Mangione P. L. (Content Developer/Writer), Signer, S. (Content Developer/Writer), Butterfield, G. O. (Producer/Editor), & Gilford, S. (Writer). (1992). Together in care: Meeting the intimacy needs of infants and toddler in groups [DVD]. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.
Quality Child Care
Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
Introduction to Module 2: Group Care
Making It Happen: Small Groups and Individualized Care
Video Running Length (minutes)
Video Clip (English)
Video Clip (Spanish)
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