Infants and Toddlers
People who provide care and education for infants and toddlers have an awesome responsibility. Research tells us that more growth and development takes places during the first three years of life than at any other time. During this age span, children are finding out who they are, whether they are worthy of being loved and if they are competent. They are also learning how to relate to others, how others respond to them and what it means to express their feelings. Their brains are being "wired" for lifelong learning, thus establishing patterns for emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development.
Teaching Strategies' infant and toddler curriculum--The Creative Curriculum® for Infants & Toddlers--provides a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use framework emphasizing that relationships between caregivers/teachers and children and their families form the basis of curriculum for very young children.
Framework from The Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers