As I conclude this month’s theme on providing quality care for infant and toddlers, I was debating on how I wanted to end the theme. Caring for infant/toddlers can be very challenging and I believe that infant/toddler educators need plenty of resources to empower them to meet the needs of the young children in their care.
So, I decided to browse the internet to look for great infant/toddler resources and here are the five programs, websites and organizations that I found to share with you today.
1. Zero to Three National Centers for Infant/Toddlers and Families
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Zero to Three also provides numerous resources that support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families. Its policy is a vehicle for professionals to use their knowledge and expertise to affect public policy.
Visit their website http://www.zerotothree.org/
2. Resources for Infant Educarers
(REI) has a unique approach based on respect that helps raise infants who are competent, confident, curious, attentive, exploring, and more. www.rie.org
Brain Wonders is designed to provide parents, caregivers, and pediatric and family clinicians with meaningful information about early brain development and the relationships between babies and their parents and caregivers that support intellectual and social-emotional development. Visit their website www.zerotothree.org/brainwonders
4. Better Brains for Babies
Better brains for babies is a collaboration of state and local public and private organizations dedicated to promoting awareness and education about the importance of early brain development in the healthy growth and development of infants and young children in Georgia. www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/bbb/index.php
5. PITC, The Program for Infant/Toddler Care
promotes responsive care for infants and toddlers with its many resources and programs. Visit their website www.pitc.org
I wish you much success with your infant/toddler program. Feel free to share your thoughts about the infant/toddlers post that were shared this month.
With Young Children in Mind!