Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
A PITC Training Session

Format: 3 hour session, 30-40 participants, reflection, small group problem solving, mini-lecture, large group discussion, video

This session explores more deeply two of the three recommended program policies—primary care and continuity of care—that are presented in the DVD Together in Care. Activities during this session encourage participants to reflect on the meaning of relationships in their lives and connect their feelings about relationships to the relationship experiences of infants and toddlers in group care. Attachment research is reviewed to support the PITC’s emphasis on primary relationships that continue over time. In a small group activity, participants develop strategies to address social, economic, and attitudinal barriers to implementing the policies of primary care and continuity.

Related Module(s):
II Group Care

Related Resources:

Article Creating Responsive, Reciprocal Relationships with Infants and Toddlers
Article Disorders of Attachment in Infancy
Article Enhancing Development and Learning through Teacher-Child Relationships
Article Molding to the Children: Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
Article Relationship-Based Infant Care Responsive, On Demand, and Predictable
Article Responding to the Challenge of Providing Continuity of Care in Multi-Age Classrooms
Handout Agenda
Handout Assigning Primary Infant Care Teachers
Handout Continuity of Care
Handout Continuity of Care Definition
Handout Handout II.2E Making Primary Care Work
Handout Handout II.3A Three Ways to Achieve Continuity of Care
Handout Implementation of Continuity of Care in Infant/Toddler Programs
Handout Infant Attachment
Handout Introduction to Continuity
Handout Primary Care & Continuity
Handout Primary Infant Care Teacher
Handout Research Finding Summary
Handout Resource List
Handout Scenario
Handout Together in Care
Handout Unidos En El Corazon
Handout Why Continuity of Care?
Manual Trainer's Manual Module II: Group Care, Second Edition
PowerPoint Exploring Primary Caregiving and Continuity of Care
PowerPoint Introduction to Module II: Group Care
DVD Together in Care: Meeting the Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Groups
DVD Booklet Together in Care: Meeting the Intimacy Needs of Infants and Toddlers in Groups