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Family members have important information about their own children, and this information is valuable to anyone involved in a child’s care. Parents and guardians have a special understanding of their children’s unique qualities and characteristics, such as temperament, strengths, and interests....

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.

Early childhood inclusion embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society.

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

You can create a high-quality infant and toddler environment by planning and creating spaces that support infants’ and toddlers’ development, engagement, and overall well-being.

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

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.

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. 

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.