As Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) providers, we have a significant impact on the lives of children, starting with the care we provide for infants and toddlers. Research suggests that children’s overall social and emotional well-being provide a strong foundation for success and enable these children to pursue positive life goals. Additionally, children with strong social and emotional capabilities experience greater academic success and decreased learning difficulties (Woods, Smith, & Copper, 2010). We, ECEC providers, influence these infants and toddlers by building a strong social and emotional foundation for them to grow.
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Discuss the role and impact of ECEC providers on the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers.
Explain ways to reduce the negative impact on infants’ and toddlers’ development and school-readiness.
Assess how the ECEC provider role can change when working with infants and toddlers with learning differences and/or diverse needs.