For infants and toddlers, these four components occur through close caring relationships with a primary caregiver.
A primary caregiver is the person who helps your child with daily caregiving tasks such as eating, sleeping, and toileting. It is through these relationships that children learn to create attachments. These attachments between primary caregiver and child, not only create safe and nurturing environments for a child to explore in, but they also foster connections between home and school while helping to maintain the child’s home culture.
The caregiver’s team with other caregivers and parents to provide consistent routines that are individualized for each child.
Infants and toddlers learn about their world through their senses, so caregivers plan environments and activities that encourage children to touch, taste, smell, listen, and interact in any way that meets that child’s need.