Early Childhood & Early Intervention
From early childhood mental health to training for child care professionals, WestEd addresses the well-being of all children and their families, including those with disabilities.
In response to national, state, and local needs, WestEd staff partner with health, education, human service, mental health, child care, and family support entities to provide comprehensive, individualized, and coordinated services to young children and their families.
In addition to the services listed below, WestEd offers customized and periodic services in early childhood and early intervention, such as infant/toddler care, home visitation, and English language learners training; infant/toddler guidelines; development and assessment; and family partnerships.
Early Start Personnel Development System
The Early Start Personnel Development System uses a blended delivery model to ensure that a qualified, trained cadre of professionals is available throughout California to serve infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institutes
Our PITC Trainer Institutes help educators, program managers, and caregiver trainers give the best care possible for each child.
California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network
Early care and education providers across California will learn how to better promote inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs, including challenging behaviors.
PITC Approach to Home Visiting
The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) prepares home visitors to support parents in ensuring that their infants get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually rich start in life.
The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Partners for Quality
Our PITC training provides the framework for a responsive, relationship-based curriculum.