Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/Toddler Care

Bambini: The Italian Approach to Infant/Toddler Care

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This volume features the work of prominent scholars, policy-makers, researchers, administrators, and teachers who have created and directed the infant-toddler care systems in four cities in Italy: Milan, Parma, Pistoia, and Reggio Emilia. Joined by American educators and researchers, including Ron Lally, Rebecca New, and Jeanne Goldhaber, their work builds upon and extends inclusionary and family-centered philosophies. It combines missions of care and education, and produces innovations in space and environments. This collection is filled with dozens of examples of experiences with dynamic, open systems of organization that support emotional and cognitive development of infants and toddlers―and respect the delicate relationship between parents and their young.

Edited by Lella Gandini and Carolyn Pope Edwards, Teachers College Press, 2000; illus., softbound, 237 pages

Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.5 in