A Guide to Good Practice,
Second Edition

By Christine Hobart, Jill Rose Frankel
October 2003
ISBN: 0-7487-7103-4
272 Pages
$46.00 paper original

Produced in conjunction with the NCMA to ensure full coverage of the most up-to-date practices, this new edition is invaluable for those studying towards all sections of the Certificate in Child minding Practice (CCP). Written by two of the country's leading child care authors it provides child minders, in practice or in training, with the sound foundation required to work safely and professionally with children.

CONTENTS About the authors Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Childminding as a career Chapter 2 Relationships with parents Chapter 3 The needs of children Chapter 4 Children's development and learning Chapter 5 Understanding children's behavior Chapter 6 Caring for babies and toddlers Chapter 7 Caring for the school-age child Chapter 8 The safe environment Chapter 9 Disabled children Chapter 10 The sick child Chapter 11 Child protection Chapter 12 The professional approach Chapter 13 Communication skills Chapter 14 Observing and assessing children Chapter 15 The business side of childminding Chapter 16 A return to learning Appendix A Developmental norms Appendix B Sequence of language development Appendix C NCMA principles of excellence in childminding practice Glossary of terms Further reading Addresses and help lines Index

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