Beyond Cribs & Rattles Super Set - 1st edition, 2005

Beyond Cribs & Rattles Super Set - 1st edition, 2005
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The Beyond Cribs & Rattles Super Set focuses on creating intentional, developmentally appropriate experiences for infants and toddlers. This curriculum supports the Florida Learning and Developmental Standards for birth to three year olds, which mirror the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s guidelines, the Early Head Start Program Performance Standards, and ZERO TO THREE: the National Center for Infants and Toddlers.

The curriculum is designed to provide caregivers with knowledge that will help them create and implement quality play environments that will support the total development of infants and toddlers. When infants and toddlers are supported in their development by playful, loving, language-rich experiences they will be successful in later school. The curriculum emphasizes:

  • Scaffolding of the environment, which includes the use and purchase of play materials as well as the organization of play spaces.
  • Pre-scaffolding of the play experience.
  • Scaffolding the development of the individual child through an understanding of the stages of sensorimotor, construction, and dramatic play seen in the play of infants and toddlers.
  • Post scaffolding of the play experience. These four components are also described in the pre-school module, but infants and toddlers experience their world differently and the components have been altered to match the needs of the birth-to-three population.

The Beyond Cribs & Rattles Super Set includes:

  • Beyond Cribs & Rattles: Playfully Scaffolding the Development of Infants and Toddlers, 1st Edition (2005), ISBN: 978-0-88076-622-7
  • Going For A Walk Symbolic Play Lesson Plan & DVD
  • The Grocery Store Symbolic Play Lesson Plan & DVD
  • Down On The Farm Symbolic Play Lesson Plan & DVD
  • Me And My Baby Symbolic Play Lesson Plan & DVD


Pamela C. Phelps, Ph.D.

Pamela C. Phelps, Ph.D.Dr. Phelps has over 40 years experience working with young children and their families. For nine years she taught kindergarten and first-grade in the public schools of Wakulla and Leon Counties in the state of Florida. For the past thirty years she has been the Owner/Director of the Creative Pre-School, providing care for approximately one hundred and thirty children, ages two months to six years, on a full day, year round basis. Creative has been chosen as a national and state model for the inclusion of young children with disabilities; continuously nationally accredited since 1989; and "A Gold Seal" program in the state of Florida. It is also the home of The Creative Pre-School Model Program Curriculum: Beyond Centers and Circle Time©.

Dr. Phelps is the Vice-President of The Creative Center for Childhood Research and Training, a non-profit corporation, providing training and program consultation for adults working with young children. CCCRT conducts and supports research, and makes presentations to professional and non-professional groups on a variety of subjects concerning young children and their families. Dr. Phelps is an international consultant on early childhood education to the Republic of Indonesia, and has conducted multiple national symposiums and workshops in that country.

Dr. Phelps is active in local, state, and national professional organizations.  She works as an advocate for young children and their families on both the state and national levels. She is a past chair of the State of Florida's Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Services appointed by the Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida and a past member of The Florida Interagency Council for Infants and Toddlers.  She has published articles in professional early childhood and special education journals; directed research in early childhood settings; and regularly conducts workshops for educators and parents on play and play environments, behavior management, and numerous other topics related to young children.

During the fall of 1992, Dr. Phelps was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by The Florida Association of Volunteer Agencies for Caribbean Action and as the Child Care Advocate of the Year for her work on behalf of young children by Big Bend Community Coordinated Child Care.  In March of 1994, she was chosen Public Citizen of the Year by The Big Bend Unit of the National Association of Social Workers, Inc.; in May of 1998, she received The Outstanding Women Award from the Tallahassee Branch of the American Association of University Women; and in August of 2002 she was presented with the Research in Education Award by the Florida State University chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Most recently, the Tallahassee 25 recognized Dr. Phelps as a "Superhero" for her dedication and commitment to children.

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