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a worker who has at least a degree from a four-year college or technical school in a particular field
a worker with education beyond high school that trains him or her for a certain field
a type of adoption in which the birth parents are told about the adoptive parents and may even get to meet them
a type of adoption in which the birth parents do not kno the names of the adoptive parents
a family group that is formed when a single parents marries another person, who may or may not be a parent as well
a family group that includes relatives other than a parent and child who lives with them
adult who takes all financial and legal responsibility for raising a child when the childs parents die
a parenting style based on the idea that children should obey their parents without question
a parenting style in which parents allow children some imput into rules and limits put on their behavior
a parenting style in which parents give children a wide range of freedom, with children being able to set their own rules
giving a child opportunities for encouragement and enrichment and showing love, support, and concern for the child
a formal process in which the NAEYC reviews a child care facility's staff, programs, and enviroment to see if they meet the associations strict standards
child care situation in which part of the care is provided by the parents of children in the program
child care arrangements in which parents take turns caring for each others children in their own homes
fetal alcohol syndrome
a condition that includes physical and mental problems that result from a mothers drinking alcohol while shes pregnant
the automatic response of a newborn's hand to close over anything that comes in contact with the palm
a newborns automatic response, when touched on the lips or cheeks, of turning toward the touch and beginning to suck
a newborn's automatic response to a loud noise or a touch on the stomach, in which the legs are thrown up, fingers spread, and arms are first extended, and then brought back rapidly while the fingers close in a grasping action
a special enclosed crib used for premature babies in which the oxygen supply, temperature, and humidity can be closely controlled
time off workt aht allows a woman to give birth, recover, and begin to care for her new baby
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