Related Resources

In addition to WestEd's training options and services, the list of resources, below, may be of particular interest to Early Head Start programs. Many additional documents, DVDs and other resources appear in the PITC Library.

Linking PITC to the Head Start Program Performance Standards
The information presented at the PITC Institutes can be directly linked to the Head Start Program Performance Standards for easy application by EHS staff in lesson planning and program implementation. Linking The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Trainer Institute Sessions To Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework document (PDF, 1.4 MB)
PITC Demonstration Programs
The California Department of Education and WestEd have selected five community college child development children’s centers to serve as PITC Demonstration Programs. Those interested in seeing PITC in practice may arrange a visit by contacting the Coordinator affiliated with each program. An online tour is also available through “Take the Tour” links provided for each center.
California Map to Inclusive Child Care
A web-based resource for developing and supporting inclusive practice for children with disabilities and other special needs in early care and learning settings.
California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations and DVD Set
Foundations [ Acrobat Required] Document available in English and Spanish.

Twenty-eight foundations in four domains describe the competencies that infants and toddlers typically attain in the first three years of life. The descriptions of competencies are accompanied by examples of typical behaviors, and behaviors leading up to attainment of those competencies, at each age level in each of the four domains. This publication is a counterpart to the California Preschool Learning Foundations and is a companion to the Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines.

Foundations DVD Set
This three-disc set is a companion to the California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations. The DVDs depict children's behavior for each of the three ages described in the foundations. There is an introductory overview of the foundations, a segment on "The Early Months," and extended segments provided with and without narrations. The set is designed to support training on the foundations.

You may order the above resources directly from the California Department of Education by using the Price List and Order Form (page 14).
Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines,
DVD Set and Workbook
Program Guidelines [ Acrobat Required] Document available in English and Spanish.

The Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines provides guidance to child care and development programs that serve children from birth to three years of age. It defines the components of high-quality care that foster optimal development for all infants and toddlers. It takes a family-oriented approach based on current research regarding early care and education. The publication complements the Prekindergarten Learning & Development Guidelines. Together, these documents offer a coherent framework for extending the benefits of high-quality care and education to all young children.

Program Guidelines DVD Set
This DVD series accompanies the California Department of Education's Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines. Its aim is to help infant care teachers, program leaders, family child care providers, and early childhood education students integrate the guidelines into their practice. The series includes conversations with experts and rich discussions with infant care teachers, program leaders, family child care providers, and family members about the guidelines, implementation activities, and video clip illustrations of practice.

The Workbook
This companion publication to the Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Program Guidelines is designed as a training tool for child care providers and staff. It shows step by step how to implement the guidelines. The activities are based on daily routines in child development programs and foster policies and practices that improve the quality of early care and education. Helpful information is provided on including children with disabilities or special needs and the central role of the family, including the family's language and culture, plays in early learning and development.

You may order the above resources directly from the California Department of Education by using the Price List and Order Form (page 15).
Desired Results Developmental Profile
An observation-based child assessment system for documenting the developmental and learning progress of infants and toddlers, with a comprehension set of tools provided by the California Department of Education.
PITC Activities
Selected activities for trainers, to facilitate training on PITC concepts. The "Search PITC resources" feature shows how each activity is linked to a specific Early Head Start performance standard.
Concepts for Care: 20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Development and Learning
Twenty succinct essays by leading experts on infant/toddler development and learning.
New Perspectives on Infant/Toddler Learning, Development, and Care
An innovative training series featuring national experts discussing timely topics, broadcast to thousands of early childhood professionals, now available as a DVD set.
Webinar: “Braiding State and Federal Funds to Support Quality, Comprehensive Early Learning Services for Children Ages Birth to Five"
First 5 California, in partnership with WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies, the California Department of Education Head Start Collaboration Office, and the California Head Start Association conducted this webinar to assist participants in understanding the complexities of braiding state and federal funds to support quality, comprehensive services for children ages birth to five.
Early Head Start Webinars: Providing a Quality Comprehensive Program for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families
Three 1.5 hour webinars presented in Spring 2009. The Webinars provide an overview of Early Head Start and what is entailed in operating a federally-funded quality comprehensive program for infants, toddlers and their families.
PITC Library
DVDs, training materials, and educational resources.
Price List and Order Form [ Acrobat Required]
A complete listing of PITC products for sale, including current prices. This form can also be used to order products directly from the California Department of Education.
Policy Documents and Other Related Resources