Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Trainer Institute: Register by September 20

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Deepen your understanding of early childhood care and education. Participate in WestEd’s Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Trainer Institute where you will learn how to improve the quality of care in your programs, communities, and state, as well as adult learning and teaching strategies.

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Institute Dates (Modules III & IV): October 22-27, 2017

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown, Charlotte, NC

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Who Will Benefit

  • Educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for training infant/toddler care teachers

What You Will Learn

This institute includes two training modules: Modules III & IV.

Module III — Learning and Development covers:

  • Cognitive Development and Learning
  • Language Development and Communication
  • Special Needs
  • Culture, Language and Cognition
  • Brain Development in Infancy

Module IV — Culture, Family, and Providers covers:

  • 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

Certificate of Completion: 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) lead the trainings, including Ronald Lally and Peter L. Mangione.

Visit the PITC Trainer Institutes web page for more information, including frequently asked questions and to register.

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