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Great Places To Be a Baby: Infants' and Toddlers' Learning Environments

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What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to introduce teachers to developmental needs and appropriate environments of infants and toddlers. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • The article "Great Places To Be a Baby: Infants' and Toddlers' Learning Environments" by Jim Greenman
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audience for this kit is beginning teachers working with children from ages birth to 3. This kit will introduce teachers to appropriate and stimulating infant and toddler environments.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is estimated at 0.5 hours. Implementation time is estimated at 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will chart characteristics of Greenman's four infant and toddler jobs.
  2. Teachers will critique infant rooms focusing on appropriate and inappropriate learning environments.
  3. Teachers will critique young toddler rooms focusing on appropriate and inappropriate learning environments.
  4. Teachers will explain the importance of an appropriate environment for infants and toddlers.

These training outcomes address the following professional standards:

  • 2.A.09, 2.B.04, 3.B.02, 3.D.03, 9.A.04, and 9.A.10 of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005), www.naeyc.org/accreditation/academy.asp.
  • 1 and 4b of NAEYC Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation, Initial Licensure Level (2003), www.naeyc.org/accreditation/faculty/degrees.asp.
  • 1304.22 (b)(iii) and (b)(3)(i)(iii) of Head Start Performance Standards (Federal Register, Nov. 5, 1006, Volume 61, Number 215), www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/performance/.
  • E2, E10, E18, and E19 National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. 7.25U, 7.26U, 8.1U, and 8.2U of the NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (2005), www.naeyc.org/accreditation/academy.asp.


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