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Continuity of Care

Posted by: Rhonda May 21, 2019

“The importance of early relationships between children and the adults in their lives is well documented,” write Kay Albrecht and colleagues. While this fact is undisputed, traditional practices in childcare, such as moving children on to a new room or caregiver based on age or developmental milestones, easily disrupt these critical connections.

The approach of continuity of care, on the other hand, works to create “healthy, supportive, and responsive relationships through one crucial strategy—sustaining relationships over time.”

This article provides a thorough examination of the benefits of relationship continuity in early childhood and is well worth the read: Strategies for Sustaining Relationships