Amber O. Morabito is the Regional Support Network (RSN) Regional Coordinator in Northern California for WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), and is an adjunct professor in behavioral and social sciences at Santa Rosa Junior College.
An expert on infant-toddler development (children birth to three), Morabito provides training, coaching, and technical assistants for infant/toddler center teachers and administrators and for family childcare providers. She coordinates the RSN’s delivery of services in California’s San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. Additionally, she supervises a team of infant-toddler specialists who in turn provide training and technical assistance to providers who care for infants and toddlers.
Prior to joining WestEd, Morabito held a variety of positions in early childhood education and psychology, including at the university and community college levels and as an early childhood educator working directly with children and their families, as well as being a program assistant director, administrator, consultant, supervisor, and mentor.
Morabito is a co-author of The PITC Curriculum, which focuses on enhancing the PITC’s relationship-based, responsive approach to early care. She has also authored Differences Among Temperament Identification, Racial Affiliation, and Gender as They Relate to Perceived Social Competence of Children in Kindergarten, and The Relationship Between Parenting Self-Esteem and Depression: Voice as a Mediator: Factors That Influence Social Competence in Children and Academic Success.
Morabito earned a PhD in psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, and a master’s in developmental psychology and a bachelor’s in psychology from San Francisco State University.