Mixed-age grouping in infant/toddler child care: Enhancing developmental processes
This article discusses the benefits of mixed-age grouping in infant/toddler child care programs. Single-age grouping limits the resources available in the room and disrupts developmental processes as young children move from room to room. Benefits of mixed-age grouping are discussed in terms of the children, parents, and teachers.
Whaley, K., & Kantor, R. (1992). Mixed-age grouping in infant-toddler childcare: Enhancing developmental processes. Child and Youth Care Forum, 21, 369-384.