Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
A PITC Training Session

Format: 3 hour session, 30-40 participants, reflection, small group problem solving, mini-lecture, large group discussion, video

This session explores more deeply two of the three recommended program policies—primary care and continuity of care—that are presented in the DVD Together in Care. Activities during this session encourage participants to reflect on the meaning of relationships in their lives and connect their feelings about relationships to the relationship experiences of infants and toddlers in group care. Attachment research is reviewed to support the PITC’s emphasis on primary relationships that continue over time. In a small group activity, participants develop strategies to address social, economic, and attitudinal barriers to implementing the policies of primary care and continuity.

Related Module(s):
II Group Care

Related Resources:

Article A Secure Base for Babies Applying Attachment Concepts to the Infant Care Setting
Article Disorders of Attachment in Infancy
Article Enhancing Development and Learning through Teacher-Child Relationships
Article Molding to the Children Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
Article Organizational Climate as a Tool for Child Care Staff Retention
Article Relationship-Based Infant Care Responsive, OnDemand, and Predictable
Handout Agenda- Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
Handout Assigning Primary Infant Care Teachers
Handout Continuity of Care
Handout Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care - Research Finding Summary
Handout Implementation of Continuity of Care in Infant/Toddler Programs-Barriers and Solutions Chart
Handout Introduction to Continuity
Handout Key Environments Concepts
Handout Making Primary Care Work
Handout Primary Care & Continuity
Handout Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care Scenario
Handout Primary Infant Care Teacher
Handout Resource List - Supporting Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Group Care
Handout Three Ways to Achieve Continuity of Care
Handout Together in Care Song Lyrics
Handout Unidos En El Corazon Song Lyrics
Handout Ways to Provide Continuity of Care
Handout Why Continuity of Care?
Manual Trainer's Manual Module II: Group Care
PowerPoint Infant Attachment PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Primary Care and Continuity - EHS
DVD Together in Care: Meeting the Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Groups
DVD Booklet Together in Care: Meeting the Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Groups