For Professionals: Best Beginnings—Best Beginnings Parent Handouts (2nd Edition) is a binder of entirely new, warm, reproducible handouts that you use to provide effective guidance to parents of children birth-3 years. Best Beginnings addresses issues related to child development in each of the five developmental domains: cognition, language, motor, social-emotional, and self-help. It also addresses issues related to feeding, sleeping, guiding behavior, toilet training, and choosing a preschool. Best Beginnings is not an assessment or a curriculum--it is a tool that helps you, the professional, provide the best possible anticipatory guidance and information to families.
Best Beginnings Parent Handouts (2nd Edition) can be used by any professional who works with parents of infants and toddlers; this includes (but is not limited to) early interventionists, service coordinators, therapists, pediatricians, family practice physicians, home visitors, nurses, social workers, childcare teachers, and preschool teachers. Utilizing the developmental screening protocol, assessment instrument or curriculum of your choice, you identify and target areas for developmental guidance. Secondly, as target areas are identified, you provide verbal information and handouts to address the needs of the family.