Zero to Three has created a “one-stop shop” of resources for both parents and professionals on the topic of grandparents as caregivers for young children. Parents and families can access a number of tools and articles about “sharing the care” with grandparents, and grandparents themselves can take free learning modules to get more information on caring for their grandbabies. Professionals wishing to better support and understand grandparents as caregivers can view data and research on multigenerational care.
Check out “The Grand Connector: Grandparent Resources” here: https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/for-families/grandparents/
The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, click here.
This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK1: The dynamics of family systems including cultural, linguistic and socio-economic factors influencing family function and care for all children.
- CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.