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 Handout #4 Three Ways to Achieve Continuity of Care
Handout Resource List - Environments for Group 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)