Introduction to Module II: Philosophical Foundations of Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups
A PITC Training Session

Format: Large group (80 - 120), 1 hour session; lecture, video, discussion.

This presentation introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships in the group care setting. An overview of the content of Module II explores the positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, well-designed learning environments, and individualized care on the well-being and development of children from birth to three. Attention is also given to how the policies of primary care, small groups, continuity of care, individualization of care, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs provide the foundation for high quality infant/toddler care. This session closes with the DVD Together in Care: Meeting the Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Groups, which examines the program policies of primary care, small groups, and continuity of care.

Related Module(s):
II Group Care

Related Resources:

Article The Science and Psychology of Infant-Toddler Care How an Understanding of Early Learning Has Transformed Child Care
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Setting Up Environments, Second Edition.
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Routines, Second Edition
Handout Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Necessary Considerations for Emotional, Social and Cognitive Development
Handout PITC Philosophy
Handout Review of the Relationship Between Group Size, Teacher-Child Ratios, and Teacher-Child Interactions in Infant-Toddler Child Care
Manual Trainer's Manual Module II: Group Care
PowerPoint Introduction to Module II: Group Care
DVD Together in Care: Meeting the Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Groups