California Initiatives

The following major initiatives in California are examples of PITC in practice:

:: PITC Partners for Quality
12 Infant/Toddler Specialist Coordinators (ITSCs) based in their communities work throughout California to bring PITC to family and center-based child care. The ITSCs train and manage the work of over a hundred PITC Infant/Toddler Specialists through PITC Partners for Quality.

:: Community College Demonstration Programs
The California Department of Education and WestEd have selected
four community college child care programs to serve as PITC Demonstration Programs. Community members interested in seeing more>>

:: First 5 California
The California Children and Families Act of 1998 is designed to provide, on a community-by-community basis, all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. Through the integration of health care, quality child care, parent education and effective intervention programs for families at risk, children and their parents and infant/toddler care teachers will be provided with the tools necessary to foster secure, healthy and loving attachments. more>>

:: Beginning Together
The Institute is designed to build on the knowledge gained through the four Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) modules and enhance participants' abilities to provide training that supports providers in the care of infants and toddlers with disabilities and special needs. more>>

:: Evaluation