PITC Worldwide

PITC has conducted Trainer Institutes in several states. Hundreds of participants at these Institutes have become Fully Certifield PITC Trainers and are actively using the PITC curriculum to teach parents, infant/toddler care teachers and staff of child care programs in their communities. In addition, many participants living and working in other states and countries have attended our California Institutes with the express purpose of taking the PITC curriculum back to their communities.

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INSTITUTES BY STATES

Below please find contact information for the states that have sponsored Institutes.

GEORGIA

Contact: Katherine Falen, M.Ed. Manager, Infant Toddler Network, Bright from the Start   404.657.5572
Contractor: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Participants: A cadre of 80 professionals in Georgia, including Bright from the Start staff, Child Care Resource & Referral agency staff, 2 and 4-year college faculty, training staff from Early Head Start and military child care, as well as training and technical assistance providers and others.

FLORIDA

Contact: Matthew Moore, Florida Children’s Forum   850.681.7002
Contractor: The Florida Children’s Forum
Participants: 114 early childhood trainers from around the state.

ILLINOIS

Contact: Holly Knicker - Illinois Department of Children and Family Services    312.793.3610
Contractor: The Office of Child Development, Department of Child and Family Services, for the state of Illinois
Participants: 61 participants at each Institute.

INDIANA

Contact: Carole Stein, Bureau of Child Development, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration    317.233.0058
Contractor: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Participants: 86 Early Childhood Professionals, including staff from Early Head Start, faculty at institutions of higher education, resource and referral agencies staff.

IOWA

Contact: Beth Walling, State Coordinator IA PITC, Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network    515.883.1206
Contractor: Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network
Participants: 80 early childhood professionals from Early Head Start, general child care, higher education institutions, CCR&R.

KANSAS

Contact: Lynda Bittner, Head Start Region 7    816.426.5401, ext. 182
Contractors: Early Head Start organizations in Kansas
Participants: 80 to 90 participants at each institute consisting of teams of EHS staff and community partners from EHS programs, and from Head Start T&TA agencies; a total of 105 different individuals were trained.

MINNESOTA

Contact: Mary Wynne – MN Child Care Resource and Referral Network    651.290.9704, ext. 21
Contractor: The Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network, funded by the Bush Foundation of St. Paul, MN.
Participants: 133 participants attended Institutes. An additional 25 participants came to a tri-state institute for MN, SD, and ND.

MISSOURI

Contact: Linda Norred, Head Start Region 7    816.426.5401, ext. 168
Contractors: Early Head Start organizations from Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska
Participants: 75 Early Head Start trainers and community partners.

NORTH DAKOTA

Contact: Aimee Cote, North Dakota PITC Coordinator    888.223.1510
Contractor: Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota with Bush Foundation funding through the North Dakota Department of Human Services
Participants: Originally 93 participants were selected from current North Dakota early childhood trainers, the general childcare community, and the Native American tribes. An additional 25 participants then came to a tri-state training for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Since then the number of trainers has grown each year through Child Care Resource and Referral employees and trainers attending WestEd.

NEW MEXICO/TEXAS

Contact: Kathleen Earle, Early Head Start    800.527.2802
Contractor: Head Start Region 6 Quality Improvement Center
Participants: 70 participants, from Texas and New Mexico Early Head Start, CCR&R’s, colleges and universities, school districts, plus infant/toddler trainers from Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, Wisconsin, Kansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

NEW YORK

Contact: Evelyn Efinger, Infant Toddler Coordinator, Early Care & Learning Council    518.690.4217
Contractor: Early Care and Learning Council, New York's Child Care Resource Network
Participants: 120 Trainers from around the state.

OHIO

Contact: Alicia Leatherman, Executive Director, Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Assoc.,    614.849.0500, and Jamie Gottesman, Special Projects Manager, Bureau of Child Development, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services,    614.752.6219.
Contractor: Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Participants: 80 participants, including Infant Toddler Specialists, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and OCCRRA.

OKLAHOMA

Contact: Caren Calhoun, Senior Director of Early Childhood Programs, Community Action Project,   918.382.3251
Contractor: Community Action Project
Participants: Early Childhood professionals and adminstrators from the agency and the community working with infants/toddlers in different capacities including Early Head Start, Early Childhood staff from the National Educare centers through the Bounce Learning Network, statewide resources and referral agencies, and faculty from institutions from higher education.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Contact: Kerrie L. Welsh, Outreach Coordinator, USC Child Development & Research Center    803.477.5627
Contractor: University of South Carolina, through funding from the South Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services
Participants: 45 faculty at the 2 and 4 year institutions of higher education, Early Head Start and community-based trainers.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Contact: Caroll Forsch – SD Department of Social Services
605.773.7176
Contractor: South Dakota Department of Social Services funded by the Bush Foundation of St. Paul, MN
Participants: 75 participants from the SD early childhood community and the Native American tribes. An additional 25 participants came to a tri-state institute for MN, ND, and SD.

TEXAS/NEW MEXICO

Contact: Kathleen Earle, Early Head Start    800.527.2802
Contractor: Head Start Region 6 Quality Improvement Center
Participants: 70 participants, from Texas and New Mexico Early Head Start, CCR&R’s, colleges and universities, school districts, plus infant/toddler trainers from Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, Wisconsin, Kansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

WYOMING

Contact: Sue Bacon, Wyoming Department of Family Services    307.777.6848
Contractor: Wyoming Department of Family Services
Participants: 80 participants, including Early Head Start staff, sponsored by the Wyoming Department of Family Services.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES

Below please find contact information for nationally sponsored Institutes.

EARLY HEAD START

Contact: Tammy Mann
Contractor: Zero To Three, Washington DC
Participants: 877 participants, from Early Head Start programs, Head Start Quality Improvement Centers, Head Start Central Office and Regional Offices, and Zero To Three.

MIGRANT HEAD START

Contact: Harold DeArmond, Director, Child Development Programs    209.525.4900
Contractor: Stanislaus County Office of Education
Participants: 69 Migrant Head Start trainers from around the country.