Infant and Toddler Programs: Recommendations for Quality Child-Teacher Interactions
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Recommendations for practices that strengthen early childhood programs are proposed based on findings from two studies. In one study, researchers in the Midwest Child Care Research Consortium conducted a study to assess program quality. In the second study, observations were conducted using the Environment Rating Scales as part of the Missouri Quality Rating System Pilot Study. The Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised is widely used to assess infant and toddler classrooms. Items from the Environment Rating Scale that were consistently rated as below average are divided into four program components: displayed materials, block play, pretend play, and free play. Specific recommendations for improving programs are outlined.
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