Please note: This training is intended for licensed family child care providers assistants and private center staff. Contact Yvette Gaines 415.276.2919.
Presented by UC Davis. Unlike other child care settings, family child care homes and some center-based care settings integrate children of different ages. This provides children a greater opportunity for a variety of friendships and relationships than they could not have in a group of same-age children. Mixed-age settings allow children to observe, emulate and imitate skills and behaviors that can be monitored in a safe and developmentally appropriate manner.
Participants will engage in:
- The role of the adult as a careful plan
- Theoretical frameworks that support the importance of play
- Setting up a safe place for all ages to learn and grow
- Strategies to benefit mixed-age children in one group setting