Recorded on May 25, 2023
The California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division (CDSS-CCDD), in partnership with WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), hosted a webinar series that focuses on updates from the book, Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, now in its third edition.
The series highlighted the significant work of infant/toddler care providers and teachers in developing relationships with individual children and their families, an important first step in supporting the children’s social-emotional growth and socialization.
The second in a two-part series, this archived webinar explores the earliest foundations of empathy formed during the infant and toddler years and introduces one of the new chapters from the Infant/Toddler Caregiving book, “From Early Empathy to Acts of Kindness.” Presenters discuss why empathy is important for infant and toddler caregivers and young children. The webinar focused on a set of skills that make up empathy and how young children’s empathy develops over time. The presenters describe how caregivers can support empathy development of infants and toddlers in their programs.
Webinar Moderator: Elizabeth Crocker
Presenter: Jennifer Marcella-Burdett and Tatiana Hill-Maini
For more information about the PITC, visit us online at pitc.org.