Considerations for Implementing MISC in Early Childhood Education Care Settings

Rozenfeld Kraft, R.

In this chapter, I will describe the characteristics of the application of the MISC-Training Program (MISC-TP) in educational settings (ages birth to 3) in Israel. In addition, I will address the challenges facing the implementation of the MISC-TP principles as a training model, considering the unique characteristics of Early Childhood Educational and Care (ECEC) settings in general and in Israel in particular. The use of the MISC model as an educational approach, and the use of MISC-TP for early childhood educator training, are based on the understanding that the quality of interaction between significant adults and the infants or toddlers in their care is a factor that influences these young children’s development. Infants and toddlers who are in early care settings are usually attached to other caregivers alongside their parents, so daily interactions they have during their first years of life with the additional caregivers are important. This chapter addresses how MISC and MISC-TP can enhance the quality of daily interactions between out-of-home caregivers and the children they care for.

Rozenfeld Kraft, R. (2021)

Considerations for Implementing MISC in Early Childhood Education Care Settings. In C. Sharp and L. Marais (Eds.) Growing Up Resilient (pp.46-59). Routledge

Last Updated Date : 06/12/2021