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Program for Infant/Toddler Care: Trainer Institute, Modules I & II

At the heart of the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) is a commitment to care for infants and toddlers that respects the differing cultures, lifestyles, preferences, abilities, learning styles, and needs of the children and families served. Therefore, PITC follows an approach that is responsive to what the infants and toddlers and their families bring to care and emphasizes relationship-based implementation strategies. The positions advocated by PITC are based on sound child development and family research. The goal of PITC is to help infant/toddler care teachers recognize the crucial importance of giving tender, loving care and assisting in the infants’ intellectual development through an attentive reading of each child’s cues.

The PITC Trainer Institutes are jointly conducted by the California Department of Education Early Education and Support Division (EESD) and WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies.

Content of the PITC Trainer Institutes

Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization

  • Social-Emotional Milestones
  • Responsive Caregiving
  • Temperament and Individual Differences in Group Care
  • Meeting Children’s Emotional Needs
  • Guidance and Discipline with Infants and Toddlers in Group Care

Module II: Group Care

  • Primary Care and Continuity of Care
  • Group Size and Individualization of Care
  • Setting Up Environments for Infants and Toddlers
  • Daily Routines in Group Care Settings

For more information about PITC Institutes, including cost, fellowships, certification, and more, visit the project website. With any questions, please contact Karla de Guzman | 415.289.2305 |

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June 24–30th, 2018


Berkeley, California


Program for Infant/Toddler Care


Teacher Educators, Teachers, Public