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Ohio's Infant and Toddler Guidelines

Feb 9, 2016

The goals or principles address the need for: family centered practices, professional practice and competencies, small groups, individualized care, environmental supports, and community connections.

The Standards of Care and Teaching for Ohio’s Infants and Toddlers present research-based information on child development from birth to 3 years of age. They are presented in a format designed to be useful to parents, early childhood education providers, and policymakers.

The standards are divided into six large goals or principles under which are several mini-goals. The goals or principles address the need for: family centered practices, professional practice and competencies, small groups, individualized care, environmental supports, and community connections.

A field guide has been created to compliment the Standards of Care and Teaching for Ohio’s Infants and Toddlers in order to provide a framework to help examine issues that a provider may find challenging and to explore possible solutions through reflective questioning and practice. The field guide provides information on children’s development in stages: birth-8 months, 6-18 months, and 16-36 months.

Updated July 2014 http://www.occrra.org/it/index.php?pid=17

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