Child and Youth Care Forum

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 369–384 | Cite as

Mixed-age grouping in infant/toddler child care: Enhancing developmental processes

  • Kimberlee L. Whaley
  • Rebecca Kantor
III. Toward Innovative Programming


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.


Young Child Social Psychology Child Care Developmental Process Care Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kimberlee L. Whaley
    • 1
  • Rebecca Kantor
    • 1
  1. 1.A. Sophie Rogers Laboratory, Family Relations and Human DevelopmentThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus

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