Environments for Group Care
A PITC Training Session

Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, DVD, 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 Environments for Infants and Toddlers
Article Seeing Risk As a Benefit
Guide El cuidado de los niños de cero a tres años en grupo: Una guía para crear los ambientes del cuidado infantil, Segunda edición
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Setting Up Environments, Second Edition
Handout Agenda
Handout Eight Steps in the Design Process for Childcare Centers
Handout Handout II.3A Three Ways to Achieve Continuity of Care
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Resource List
Handout Small Group Activity
Manual Manual pedagógico, Módulo II: El cuidado infantil en grupo
Manual Trainer's Manual Module II: Group Care, Second Edition
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)