In a primary care system, each child is assigned to one special infant care teacher who is principally responsible for that child’s care. When children spend a longer day in care than their primary care teacher does, a second care teacher is assigned to provide  the primary relationship. Each child should have a special care teacher assigned to him or her at all times during the child care day.

As you watch the video, consider...

  1. What is primary care?
  2. How do programs make primary care assignments?
  3. What are the benefits of primary care for infants and toddlers?
  4. How do infant/toddler teachers make meaningful connections when they are caring for several children?