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Turn-Key Training: The Heart of Infant and Toddler Care

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This product is a DVD. For a streaming version of The Heart of Infant and Toddler Care, please see Ed.Flicks Exchange Training Videos on Demand.

One of the key points that has emerged from years of studying infants and toddlers is that your “heart” - your commitment to building meaningful relationships with young children - may be the single biggest factor in their future success.

The Heart of Infant and Toddler Care training series provides insights from a variety of professionals who speak with passion and perspective describing both time-tested truths and the most up-to-date research-based practices, as well as scenes of appropriate practice gathered from innovative early childhood programs across the country.

This Turn-Key training program will:

  • Describe the impact your relationship with an infant has on brain development
  • Depict aspects in group care environments that support strong relationships
  • Explain responsive and reflective care; a heart-centered approach
  • Review recommended procedures for personal care routines
  • Discuss techniques to communicate with families

Watch the following video to learn more.

This original, comprehensive five-lesson video course helps teachers by:

  • Cultivating a deeper understanding of infant and toddler development
  • Fostering relationship-building practices
  • Reviewing safe procedures for personal care routines (diapering, hand washing, napping)
  • Suggesting tools and processes for observation and reflection
  • Establishing critical factors to responsive care

This course includes:

  • 25 video presentations
  • Insights from over 20 experts in the field
  • Real-life interactions gathered from classrooms across the country
  • Learning objectives and reflection questions
  • Extension activities and additional resources
  • Closed captioning

Please Note: Permission is granted for use of these DVDs by one individual program director, trainer, or college educator working with up to 75 people per year. Contact Exchange to obtain licensing for individual use with more than 75 people per year or for institutional training purposes.

The Heart of Infant and Toddler Care

Lesson 1 - Everything Begins with Relationships (44:01)

  • Relationships Matter (8:25)
  • Heart-Centered Interactions (8:41)
  • Relating to Each Child (9:11)
  • Playing and Learning Together (9:19)
  • Fostering Relationships with Families (8:25)

Lesson 2 - Personal Care Routines �" Infants (40:52)

  • Diapering (9:33)
  • Healthy Eating for Infants (7:43)
  • Safe Sleeping Practices (7:15)
  • Managing Individualized Routines (8:07)
  • Milestones and Challenges (7:30)

Lesson 3 - Personal Care Routines �" Toddlers (43:50)

  • Toilet Learning and Hand Washing (8:53)
  • Healthy Eating (8:33)
  • Naptime (7:42)
  • Group Care Routines (8:13)
  • Communicating with Families (8:29)

Lesson 4 - The Developing Infant (46:48)

  • Engaging Infant Spaces (9:04)
  • Encouraging Movement and Exploration (9:29)
  • Relationships and Development (9:44)
  • Supporting Emerging Language Skills (9:57)
  • Documenting and Communicating Developmental Progress (8:34)

Lesson 5 - The Developing Toddler (43:22)

  • Engaging Learning Spaces (7:59)
  • Toddlers at Play (9:30)
  • Supporting Toddler Language Skills (8:50)
  • Documenting and Assessing Growth (7:52)
  • Policies that Support Relationships (9:11)

This innovative training program includes interviews
with over 20 experts in the field, including...

Elsa Chahin
Pikler/Lóczy USA

Ronald Lally
Program for Infant/Toddler Care, WestEd

Mary Muhs

Department Chair, Early Childhood Education
Rasmussen College

Nick Terrones

Emerging Leader and Toddler Teacher
Hilltop Children’s Center
Heather Fox
Director of Outreach and Communication and Infant/Toddler Specialist
Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Alison Maher

Education Director and Teacher Education Program Director
Boulder Journey School

Rachel Robertson

Vice President, Education and Development
Bright Horizons Family Solutions