Planning for Individual Infants and Toddlers in Group Care Understanding and Adapting to Individual Temperaments

Temperament is a person’s basic nature or natural way of being. Learning about temperament can help you understand and explain a child’s behavior, which in turn can lead to more responsive, individualized care for infants and toddlers. It takes time to learn about an individual’s temperament. Observing during daily care routines and play, and communicating with families, can help teachers learn about each child’s unique temperament and find ways to support the child. This brief discusses understanding and adapting to individual temperaments when planning for individual infants and toddlers in group care.

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February 1, 2018
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