Caring for Children in Mixed Age Groups - RUSSIAN

Unlike other child care settings, family child care homes and some center-based care settings integrate children of different ages. These settings provide children a greater opportunity for a variety of friendships and relationships than they could have in a group of same age children. Mixed age range settings provide opportunities for children to observe, imitate, and initiate a wide range of skills that are founded on developmentally appropriate practice.

Participants will engage in:  

  • identification of the role of the adult as a careful planner  
  • theoretical frameworks that support the importance of play
  • setting up a safe place for all ages and all children to learn and grow
  • strategies to benefit mixed age children in one group setting
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