Center for Child & Family Studies
about the program
The Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS) is dedicated to helping children get a healthy start in life, with a particular focus on children and families living in poverty, dual language learners, and those with disabilities or other special needs.
CCFS is a leader in promoting high-quality, research-based early care and education services, and its work informs national, state, and local child and family policies.
For the California Department of Education (CDE), WestEd leads the development of the California Early Learning and Development System components—foundations, curriculum frameworks, formative assessments, program guidelines, and professional development programs. CCFS led the development of similar early education resources for other states.
CCFS's acclaimed Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) is the most widely used training system for infant and toddler caregivers in the country, and PITC DVD/video and print materials are distributed worldwide.
Program Infosheet (PDF)
Download this two-page infosheet for a program summary and selected highlights, success stories, services, resources, and more.
- The Program for Infant/Toddler Care
- Child Care Bureau
- Early Head Start National Resource Center
- I Am Your Child Campaign
- E3 Institute Advancing Excellence in Early Education
- Kids Health
- Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)
- Zero to Three