Join early childhood experts from WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) for a Trainer Institute, June 23 through 29, in Berkeley, California.
PITC Trainer Institutes are designed to help early childhood professionals improve the quality of infant/toddler care in their programs, communities, and states.
In addition to covering major content areas, each Institute focuses on adult learning and teaching strategies.
Who Will Benefit
Educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for training infant/toddler care teachers
What You Will Learn
PITC Modules III and IV cover learning and development; and culture, family, and providers.
Module III: Learning and Development
- Cognitive Development and Learning
- Language Development and Communication
- Special Needs
- Culture, Language, and Cognition
- Brain Development in Infancy
Module IV: Culture, Family, and Providers
- Self -Awareness and Cultural Perceptions
- Culturally Responsive Care
- Using the Process of Acknowledge, Ask, and Adapt
- Culture and Early Identity Formation
- Creating Partnerships with Parents
Note: After completing the certification requirements, participants receive a certificate of completion from WestEd and the California Department of Education that recognizes them as trainers for the specific module in which they received training.