Environments for Group Care
A PITC Training Session

Format: 3 hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, video, discussion.

This session focuses on (1) the intentional use of space, equipment, and materials to support children’s development and learning in infant/toddler care programs, and (2) the DVD Space to Grow: Creating a Child Care Environment for Infants and Toddlers, which illustrates eight concepts that are at the heart of high quality infant care environments: Health, Safety, Comfort, Convenience, Choice, Flexibility, Movement, and Child Size

Related Module(s):
II Group Care

Related Resources:

Article Deconstructing "Green" A Holistic Approach to Designing Sustainable Child Development Centers
Article Designing the Family Child Care Environment
Article Enhancing Development through Classroom Design in Early Head Start
Article Landscape for Learning: The Impact of Classroom Design on Infants and Toddlers
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Setting Up Environments, Second Edition.
Handout Early Head Start Performance Standards Concerns and Recommendations
Handout Eight Steps in the Design Process for Childcare Centers
Handout Key Environments Concepts
Handout Resource List - Environments for Group Care
Handout Three Ways to Achieve Continuity of Care
Manual Trainer's Manual Module II: Group Care
DVD Space to Grow: Creating a Child Care Environment for Infants and Toddlers (2nd Edition)
DVD Booklet Space to Grow: Creating a Child Care Environment for Infants and Toddlers (2nd Edition)