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Register for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institute, June 23-29, in Berkeley, California

Caretaker and Toddler

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.


Leading experts in infant development and care and faculty from WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies (CCFS), including CCFS Co-Directors Ronald Lally and Peter L. Mangione.

Visit the PITC Trainer Institutes web page for more information.

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Event Type

Professional Development


June 23–29th, 2019


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina, Berkeley, California


The Program for Infant/Toddler Care


Early Childhood Professionals