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Daily Program for Infants and Toddlers

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DPIT Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter One: Introduction Welcome to Daily Program for Infants and Toddlers, hosted by the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development. This course is one in a series of training courses…

DPIT Definition of Terms

Definition of Terms The American Academy of Pediatrics – an organization of approximately 60,000 pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Attachment –…

DPIT Activity 2 Match Definition to Terms

In this activity, you will choose the term that corresponds with the definition. Part 1 (Draggable Terms Appear Below the Definitions) Part 2 (Draggable Terms Appear to the Right of…

DPIT Developmental Theories

Developmental Theories Social/Emotional Development Psychologist Erik Erikson looked at life as a series of stages. The eight stages he identified represent a lifelong process of developing a sense of self.…

DPIT Developing a “Goodness of Fit”

Developing a “Goodness of Fit” One important concept in care that supports healthy social-emotional development is the notion of “goodness of fit.” A caregiver can improve the goodness of fit…

DPIT Activity 3 Temperament Types

In this activity, you will list ways that you, as a provider, can accommodate the three types of temperaments to provide care and planning for infants and toddlers in your…

DPIT Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age Three

Developmental Milestones from Birth to Age Three Although development will vary with each individual child, knowing age ranges and developmental milestones will help the provider support and encourage growth and development…

DPIT Chapter Three: Health and Safety

Health & Safety Providers must be aware of how essential good health and safety practices are to the growth and development of the children. A Good Health Handbook is available for adults…

DPIT Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

Health and Safety Policies and Procedures Keeping detailed records and being informed, knowledgeable, and trained, when necessary, about current health and safety practices is a primary responsibility of the provider. Below…

DPIT Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome Shaken baby syndrome (or SBS) — is a form of inflicted head trauma, it’s also been called Abusive head trauma (AHT), inflicted traumatic brain injury or shaken impact…

DPIT SIDS and Safe Sleep

SIDS and Safe Sleep Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden death of an infant younger than one year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation.…

DPIT Choking Hazards for Children

Choking Hazards for Children From the time your child starts picking things up with her fingers until the age of four or five, you’ll need to be vigilant about choking…

DPIT Chapter 4 Introduction

Loving Routines- Meeting the Needs of Infants and Toddlers Infant and toddler rooms are filled with activity as providers meet the daily needs of the youngest children in group care.…

DPIT Activity Creating a Daily Schedule

In this activity, you will be creating a daily schedule for infants and toddlers. Move the routine activities to the corresponding time slot on the chart. For Infants   For…

DPIT Feeding & Mealtimes

Feeding and Mealtimes Mealtimes need to be happy times for young children and their providers. A pleasant, relaxed atmosphere contributes to growth in all areas of development. Providers need to…

DPIT Feeding Mobile Infants & Toddlers

Feeding Mobile Infants As babies grow and are able to move about, the introduction of solid foods is a significant milestone in development. They are not only gaining additional nutritional offerings,…

DPIT Diapering & Toilet Learning

Diapering & Toilet Learning Although diapering should not be a scheduled event, diapers should be checked regularly and changed as needed. Responsive care helps infants develop trust in their provider…

DPIT Chapter 5 Introduction

Keys to Planning a Playful Environment What exactly is meant when we say you need to apply developmentally appropriate practice? And what does the provider need to know and do to…

DPIT The Play Environment

The Play Environment Infants and toddlers thrive in an environment that meets their safety and comfort needs. A home-like environment is much more nurturing and appropriate for babies than a sterile, institutional…

DPIT Appropriate Adult/Child Ratios & Activity Plans

Appropriate Adult/Child Ratios An important aspect of providing a quality environment for infants and toddlers is having appropriate adult/child ratios. The NAEYC gives providers a very good reason for having appropriate adult/child…

DPIT Activity Planning

In this activity, you will be matching the description and objective that corresponds to each activity listed on the activity plan for the young infant, mobile infant, and toddler/two.  You…

DPIT Screen Time

Screen Time As technology takes a larger role in our lives, it is important to realize how screen time affects our children. Screen time is more than just watching television:…

DPIT Chapter 6 Introduction

Creating a Loving, Positive Environment Daily Routines support memory and organizational skills. Teachable Moments are found within routine care during one-on-one interaction which builds self-esteem and a child’s sense of self-worth.…

DPIT Encouraging Self Control & When Children Bite

Ways to Encourage Self-Control 1. Set reasonable expectations and limits. Knowing how children develop and learn helps the provider hold realistic expectations for ages and stages of development. Young children…

DPIT Chapter 7 Introduction

Chapter Seven: Observing and Recording Providers for young children spend their days engaged in the daily routines of the children. Infant and toddler providers are aware when babies need to…

DPIT Creating Partnerships with Parents

Creating Partnerships with Parents The young children in the provider’s care are reflections of their families. In these reflections the provider can see family values, cultures, beliefs, practices, attitudes, and…

DPIT Creating Partnerships with Parents (Part 2)

Creating Partnerships with Parents (Part 2) Two psychologists who have helped father the idea of cultural diversity in early childhood are Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget. Both psychologists believe infants…

DPIT Commitment to Professional Development

Commitment to Professional Development Efforts to increase professionalism in the field of early care and education have become prevalent across the nation. This emphasis on becoming highly trained providers is essential…

DPIT Accreditation, Scholarships, and Conclusion

Accreditation One goal for a child care program might be to obtain an accreditation through a national organization. There are numerous organizations that a program can go through to obtain this. Each…

DPIT Final Test

Final Test Please complete the final test.  Completion of this final test is required to earn a certificate of completion for this course, and is required to qualify for Registry…

Oklahoma DHS Registry Information for DPIT

This is the final lesson of this course. Follow these steps to complete this course and receive your certificate: Make sure that you have completed all of the lessons in this…