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Register for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) 2020 Trainer Institute


The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Trainer Institute provides training for educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for supervising and training infant/toddler care teachers. The PITC Trainer Institute is fully online and delivers a comprehensive study of the PITC philosophy and recommended practices that support high-quality infant and toddler care. The PITC Trainer Institute is jointly conducted by the California Department of Education’s Early Learning & Care Division and WestEd’s Center for Child & Family Studies.

PITC builds capacity to improve high-quality infant and toddler care through intensive and engaging professional development in the following areas:

  • Module 1: Social-Emotional Growth & Socialization
  • Module 2: Group Care
  • Module 3: Learning & Development
  • Module 4: Culture, Family, & Providers
  • Coaching (optional module)


The PITC Trainer Institute will feature a blend of engaging virtual sessions with faculty and online learning experiences with a community of peers. The Trainer Institute begins with a four-day synchronous launch, followed by 22 weeks of online learning experiences that require about three hours of time commitment per week, and ends with a two-day closing event. While ECE units and CEUs are not available, participants earn professional growth hours. The Trainer Institute is also open to non-California residents.

Who should attend?

  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Higher education faculty who teach infant/toddler courses
  • Administrators
  • Early Head Start specialists
  • Childcare resource specialists

Dates/Times: October 26, 2020 – March 25, 2021

Cost to register: $6,100

For more information or questions about registration, please contact Elizabeth Crocker at

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Event Type

Professional Development


October 26–March 25th, 2020


Virtual Event


Early Childhood Professionals, Teacher Educators