National Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook

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National Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook

Jane Caballero Hodges and Derek Whordley

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SKU: 9780893340490


Green Dragon’s National Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook helps parents and teachers identify skills and behaviors that typically emerge during childhood development. The Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook has checklists to keep track of early developmental progress. From birth through age three (0-3), this handbook integrates critical concepts and gives one observation and assessment system. This manual, by nationally acclaimed authors Jane Caballero Hodges and Derek Whordley, provides comprehensive descriptions of developmental areas for teachers, students, parents, daycare, and learning center providers. An effective assessment of each child will help plan learning experiences that facilitate growth.

The Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook has proven invaluable to educators through the years. Specific characteristic skills and behaviors in children from birth to three typically emerge as part of growth. Infants’ developmental milestones are primitive and have changed little throughout time. Green Dragon’s National Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook provides an overview of the early childhood developmental stages, which will give a better understanding of the assessment process. Nutrition also plays a vital role in childhood development, and this handbook discusses the importance of ensuring children’s nutritional needs are met.

Green Dragon’s National Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook also provides checklists broken down into four developmental areas. These areas include Social/Emotional, Language, Cognitive, and (Gross and Fine) Motor Skills. Each item on the checklist has information regarding its developmental significance. Green Dragon’s National Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook shows the importance of the skills, how to observe behaviors, and recommends objectives and learning activities if certain milestones have not been met. The Infant-Toddler Assessment Handbook is an invaluable resource guide for parents and teachers. This tool has played an influential role in understanding and assessing early childhood development and is widely used today!

About the Author

Dr. Jane Hodges' impressive background started with her career in Early Childhood Development and Education. She was an Elementary Education Professor at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Hodges had an interest in space education and went to work for NASA and oversaw their University Program for over ten years. She founded the International Space Organization and has traveled to over 60 countries teaching space education and technology. She holds six degrees, her most recent from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Hodges has published dozens of articles in journals and has written several books. Edisto focuses on aerospace, early childhood, and multicultural education. Jane has had a lifelong passion for teaching and learning and loves embracing different cultures when she travels. She believes in parent involvement and that children can reach for the stars just like she has.

Dr. Derek Whordley is a professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and was the Dean at their School of Education. Dr. Whordley is from England, where he received his undergraduate degree and began his teaching career. He taught infants and toddlers in primary schools and then became the Headmaster of the British Embassy School in Ankara, Turkey. As a Department Chair and Dean, he introduced study abroad programs in the United Kingdom. Whordley’s early work included visiting schools and giving presentations in other countries, including the United States. Dr. Whordley received his graduate degree and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He was a Professor of Education at Mercer University in Atlanta before going to Duquesne. His specialties include classroom teaching and early childhood development. Dr. Whordley resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

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