In addition to WestEd's training options and services, the list of resources, below, may be of particular interest to Early Head Start programs. Additional resources appear in Resources.


Linking PITC to the Head Start Program Performance Standards

The information presented at the PITC Institutes can be directly linked to the Head Start Program Performance Standards for easy application by EHS staff in lesson planning and program implementation. Linking The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institute Sessions To Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework document (PDF)


PITC Demonstration Programs

The California Department of Education and WestEd have selected four community college child development children’s centers to serve as PITC Demonstration Programs. Those interested in seeing PITC in practice may arrange a visit by contacting the Coordinator affiliated with each program.

Visit the See It In Practice page to learn more.


California Map to Inclusive Child Care

The California Map to Inclusive Child Care is a web-based resource for developing and supporting inclusive practice for children with disabilities and other special needs in early care and learning settings.


California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations and DVD Set

Download Foundations (PDF, English).  Available translations

Twenty-eight foundations in four domains describe the competencies that infants and toddlers typically attain in the first three years of life. The descriptions of competencies are accompanied by examples of typical behaviors, and behaviors leading up to attainment of those competencies, at each age level in each of the four domains. This publication is a counterpart to the California Preschool Learning Foundations and is a companion to the Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines.

Foundations DVD Set

This three-disc set is a companion to the California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations. The DVDs depict children's behavior for each of the three ages described in the foundations. There is an introductory overview of the foundations, a segment on "The Early Months," and extended segments provided with and without narrations. The set is designed to support training on the foundations.

You may order the above resources directly from the California Department of Education by using the Price List and Order Form.

Learn more  at California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations


Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines, DVD Set and Workbook

Download Program Guidelines (PDF). Document available in English and Spanish.

The Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines provides guidance to child care and development programs that serve children from birth to three years of age. It defines the components of high-quality care that foster optimal development for all infants and toddlers. It takes a family-oriented approach based on current research regarding early care and education. The publication complements the Prekindergarten Learning & Development Guidelines. Together, these documents offer a coherent framework for extending the benefits of high-quality care and education to all young children.

Program Guidelines DVD Set

This DVD series accompanies the California Department of Education's Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines. Its aim is to help infant care teachers, program leaders, family child care providers, and early childhood education students integrate the guidelines into their practice. The series includes conversations with experts and rich discussions with infant care teachers, program leaders, family child care providers, and family members about the guidelines, implementation activities, and video clip illustrations of practice.

The Workbook

This companion publication to the Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines is designed as a training tool for child care providers and staff. It shows step by step how to implement the guidelines. The activities are based on daily routines in child development programs and foster policies and practices that improve the quality of early care and education. Helpful information is provided on including children with disabilities or special needs and the central role of the family, including the family's language and culture, plays in early learning and development.

You may order the above resources directly from the California Department of Education by using the Price List and Order Form.


Desired Results Developmental Profile

Desired Results Developmental Profile:  An observation-based child assessment system for documenting the developmental and learning progress of infants and toddlers, with a comprehension set of tools provided by the California Department of Education.


Concepts for Care: 20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

Concepts for Care: Twenty succinct essays by leading experts on infant/toddler development and learning.


PITC Library

DVDs, training materials, and educational resources. PITC Participants, sign in to access the full library of resources. 


Price List and Order Form

Price List and Order Form (PDF) A complete listing of PITC products for sale, including current prices. This form can also be used to order products directly from the California Department of Education.


Policy Documents and Other Related Resources

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