Supportive Adult-Child Interactions

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  • Creator HighScope Educational Foundation
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : HighScope Educational Foundation, [2011] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018. ©2011
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 25 sec)) : sound, color
  • OCLC on1086470840


  • Within the security of trusting relationships, infants and toddlers develop curiosity, initiative, a sense of self, and a desire to explore their world. Adults can foster this development by responding to the young children in their care with care and respect. This program teaches how to create a climate of trust for infants and toddlers, form partnerships with children, and support children's intentions. It provides information on establishing program policies that promote continuity of care. It presents several extended, un-narrated scenes from HighScope settings illustrating strategies for developing supportive interactions with young children.


  • Originally released by HighScope Educational Foundation, 2011.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on December 19, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Supportive Adult-Child Interactions: Introduction (2:25); Setting the Stage for Supportive Interactions (2:45); Creating a Climate of Trust with Children (3:54); Forming Partnerships with Children (7:11); Supporting Children's Intentions (6:58); Establishing Policies Promoting Continuity of Care (6:47); Washing Babies (2:55); Naptime (1:49); Making a Bracelet (4:52); Water Play (3:05); Body Painting (2:16); Sand Play (2:18); Beads and Lids (4:35); Credits: Supportive Adult-Child Interactions (1:20)
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