Ecology of Nonparental Child Care (High Quality Programs (Promote positive…
Ecology of Nonparental Child Care
Size of the overall group
High Quality Programs
Promote positive relationships for all children and adults
curriculum fosters child development
Uses effective teaching methods
Promote nutrition and health
Qualified teaching staff
maintain collaborative relationships with families
maintain relationships with the community
Safe and healthy physical environment
Strong policies that result in high-quality services
Types of Care
In-Home Care: Nannies
Family Day care
Child Care Centers
Cognitively Based Curriculum
This curriculum attempts to blend the virtues of purposeful teaching with open-ended, child-initiated activities.
Direct Instruction Curriculum
This is based on behaviorist principles of dividing learning tasks into small progressive segments and reinforcing mastery of them.
This method involves children of different ages. It fosters reality training.
Developmental Interaction Curriculum
aka the Bank Street curriculum, was developed by Elizabeth Gilkeson and Bank Street College. it focuses on the development of self-confidence, responsiveness, inventiveness, and productivity.
Tools of the Mind Curriculum
Based on Vgotsky's sociocultural theory of learning to help children become intentional and reflective learners.
The Disciplined Mind
The Synthesizing Mind
The Creating Mind
The Respectful Mind
The ethical Mind