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This resource from Zero to Three explains the science behind why a baby’s cry can cause a parent distress and underscores the importance of parents taking a moment to care for themselves in order to better care for their young child. The article also offers tips for parents on how to cope when their baby is upset. Read more about this resource on the Zero to Three website:


The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

Core Knowledge (CK):

  • CK6: The range of typical infant/toddler physiological factors such as: 
    • Early neurological/brain development 
    • Basic health and nutrition
    • Physical growth and maturation

Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-i):

  • IFSP-i10 (EIS): Knows strategies that support parents in providing basic health, nutrition, and safety for infants and toddlers in natural environments.
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