Infant Mealtime

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  1. Read video background.
  2. Watch video and record observations on Watch Me Grow worksheet.
  3. See which measures we think are reflected by the evidence!
  4. Explore additional information from the California Preschool Curriculum Framework and California Preschool Learning Foundations.

1. Video Background 

This is a 30 second clip of a young infant responding to and being feed by a male family child care provider.

2. Watch Video: Infant Mealtime

3. Measures Reflected by the Evidence 

A good piece of evidence might address multiple measures. We are not assigning a developmental level, but rather saying that this video clip could be evidence for the measures. Measures Reflected by the Evidence: Infant Mealtime

4. For more information, explore California’s Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework for information about:

Language Development

Guiding Principles:

• “Be responsive to the active communicator and learner.” (pp. 84-85)
• “Include language in your interactions with infants and toddlers.” (p. 85)
• “Celebrate and support the Individual.” (p. 86)

Learning Contexts:

Environment & Materials:
• “Engage infants with books and stories”  (p. 89)
• “Arrange the environment to support language development and communication” (p. 89)

• “Be responsive when children initiate communication” (p. 89)
•  "Engage in nonverbal communication" (p. 90)
• “Use child directed language” (p. 90)
• “Help children expand language” (p. 90)
• “Attend to individual development and needs” (p. 91)

Perceptual and Motor Development

Guiding Principles:

• “Recognize the child’s developing abilities” (p. 127)
•  “Respect individual difference” (p. 128)
• “Be available to children as they move and explore” (p. 130)

Learning Contexts:

• “Help build the infant’s feelings of comfort, security, and awareness of his body” (p. 134)
• “Use common routines, activities and behaviors to allow for practice of perceptual and motor skills” (p. 134)




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