What You Will Learn
- Support healthy social-emotional development and learning in group care settings
- Focus on developing relationships, not lessons
- Emphasize child-directed over adult-directed learning
- “Get in tune” with each child and discover what he or she needs, thinks, and feels
- Create environments and activities to engage children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn
- Discover how to make learning visible through observation, documentation, reflection, and implementation
- Make meaningful connections between the child care setting and the child’s family and culture
Each of the learning elements above comprise the renowned Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), a comprehensive professional learning system that promotes responsive, caring relationships for infants and toddlers.
The PITC Regional Support Network professional learning is based upon PITC, and the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division publications: Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations, Infant/Toddler Program Guidelines, and the Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework.
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Who Will Benefit
- Center-Based Infant/Toddler Program Teachers and Administrators
- Family Child Care Providers
On-site, or online, courses* last from 4 to 12 months. For each course, you will receive:
- Customized training, mentoring, and consultation on early childhood best practices
- Coaching on observation of infants and toddlers in group-care settings
- Academic semester credits are provided through California State University, Fresno.
For information on pricing, including subsidies in California, please visit the PITC Regional Support Network web page.
Want to get started and/or learn more? Visit the PITC Regional Support Network web page.