PITC 20th Anniversary Celebration

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), a collaboration between WestEd and the California Department of Education, celebrated 20 years of research, professional development services, and technical assistance with a PITC Graduate Conference open to fully certified PITC graduates, and an Anniversary Gala and National Symposium open to the public. The events were held on October 3-5, 2006 in San Francisco.

Please find below links to conference programs and selected presentations recordings, PowerPoint slides, and handouts.

COMING UP

Please also join us in L.A. for another exciting symposium on March 2, 2007, featuring presentations by:

  •  T. Berry Brazelton
  •  Joshua Sparrow
  •  Sylvia Sanchez
  •  J. Ronald Lally
  •  Peter L. Mangione

Symposium will be held at:
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Graduate Conference (Audio only)

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Session: “Early Brain Development and Public Policy: What Have We Learned? What Should We Do?”
   
Ross Thompson
Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis
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 Powerpoint   
 Additional Materials  
 
Session: "Doing What's Best for Babies: PITC's Responsive Approach to Infant/Toddler Care”


Peter L. Mangione
Co-Director, Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd
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 Powerpoint   
 
Panel: “The Early Head Start Experience: What We Are Learning About the Condition and Future of American Infant/Toddler Care”
   
Pilar Fort
Bilingual Training Specialist, Early Head Start National Resource Center
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 Powerpoint   
   
Judith Jerald
Senior Early Childhood Advisor, Save the Children/US Programs
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 Powerpoint   
   
Tammy Mann
Deputy Director, ZERO TO THREE
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 Powerpoint   
   
Lillian Sugarman
Director, Early Head Start National Resource Center
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 Powerpoint   
   

Symposium (Video)

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Panel: "Infant/Toddler Child Care in America: Three Perspectives"
   
Carol Brunson Day
President, Brunson, Phillips, and Day, Inc.
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 Powerpoint   
   
Lella Gandini
U.S. Liaison, Reggio Emilia Program
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Edward Zigler
Sterling Professor Of Psychology, Emeritus, Yale University and Director Emeritus, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy
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Session: “What Babies Need Governments to Do For Them”
   
Edward Zigler
Sterling Professor Of Psychology, Emeritus, Yale University and Director Emeritus, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy
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Panel:

Enhancing and Enriching Infant/Toddler Care in America

   
Alicia Lieberman
“Including and Serving Immigrant Families”
Professor of Psychology, University of California at San Francisco and Director, Child Trauma Research Project, San Francisco General Hospital
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 Powerpoint   
Todd Risley
“Helping Babies Learn Language and Value Communication”

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University Of Alaska, Anchorage
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 Powerpoint   
 Handout 1
 Handout 2
 
J. Ronald Lally
“If We Asked Infants to Design Their Child Care”
Co-Director, Center for Child & Family Studies, WestEd
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 Powerpoint