No Extra Time Needed: Using Enriched Caregiving in the Abecedarian Approach

Conference Year: 

2020

Primary Speaker name: 

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By focusing on 3C’s – care, connection, and content – we can raise our awareness of the learning potential within ordinary and necessary caregiving events. This takes hardly more time that the caregiving alone. The fact that there is so much repetition in the routines of care (such as washing hands and face, getting dressed, eating, napping) is what gives Enriched Caregiving its power to promote child learning. Especially in the time of Covid-19, seeing all these repetitions as educational openings rather than as simple, repetitive jobs, enables us to turn the commonplace parts of the child’s day into rich learning opportunities. We are more likely to achieve our education goals if we link many of them to caregiving.

Type: 

Concurrent

Room: 

Unassigned

Age Group: 

Birth to 5

Target Audience: 

All

Content: 

Appropriate for all levels