Academy for Program Directors

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The California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (CDE/ELCD) and The Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) are pleased to present a training opportunity for infant/toddler program directors (including directors of large family child care programs and center-based directors).

PITC is a nationally recognized training program designed to improve the quality of child care services for infants and toddlers and was developed through a long-term collaboration between CDE/ELCD and WestEd.


Description of Event

The Academy for Program Directors is a three-day event that will build awareness and support utilization of new materials developed as part of the California Early Learning and Development System and will explore how these resources can be used to support program quality enhancements, child growth and development, and curriculum planning. Special emphasis will be placed on the second edition of California's Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines (in press).

This publication presents a vision for how to provide high-quality early care and education, including recommendations for program policies and day-to-day practices that will improve program services for all infants and toddlers. The second edition of the Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Program Guidelines reflects developments in theory and practice that have been made since the publication of the landmark first edition.

Academy for Program Directors

April 28-May 1, 2019

Applications are no longer being accepted

Bahia Hotel
San Diego, California

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