Core Knowledge and Competencies (CKC)

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This brief provides a reflective exercise for building relationships with families.

The following questions can help you build relationships with children and families and learn about families’ different cultures. Asking these questions as soon as the child enrolls in your program can help you to practice culturally sensitive care.

This brief provides a reflective exercise for your interactions with an infant or toddler in your care. 

This brief provides a reflective exercise for engaging in respectful and responsive relationships.

This brief provides a reflective exercise for learning from families to support your relationship with children. 

Responsive relationships truly make up the heart of what you do in your work with young children and families. For infants and toddlers, all learning happens in the context of their relationships with the important adults in their lives.

Observation, documentation, and reflection are important skills for high-quality infant and toddler care. This discusses the process of observing, documenting, and reflecting.

This brief discusses the importance of recognizing that other relationships influence the lives of infants and toddlers, as you support relationships between children and their families and nurture strong relationships with the children in your care. 

Las relaciones receptivas realmente representan el corazón de lo que hace en su labor con los niños pequeños y las familias. En el caso de los bebés y niños pequeños, todo el aprendizaje se da dentro del contexto de sus relaciones con los adultos importantes en su vida.

A sense of belonging is essential to inclusion. Just sharing physical space is not enough; when we work to create meaningful relationships and experiences to fully include infants and toddlers with disabilities, the child, the other children, and the family all benefit.