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PITC Trainer Certification: The New Hybrid Institute

We are excited to announce that PITC is taking a new approach to the PITC institutes that will blend in-person and online learning experiences. The goal of PITC remains constant: to help infant/toddler care teachers recognize and implement crucially important relationship-based practices and design care environments that are responsive to infants, toddlers, and their families. More information is available on our PITC Trainer Institute webpage.

Update on the Graduate Conference

PITC has traditionally conducted a Graduate Conference for PITC Certified Trainers on a bi-annual basis. The conditions under which we have received funding for this event are changing as we move forward. Managing changes in the funding for the Graduate Conference is one of several we need to address. Our first priority in our collaboration with the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division is to focus our efforts over the next year on developing and launching a new hybrid format for the PITC Trainer Institute that blends both in-person and online delivery of PITC content for certification. Given the need to give full attention to the new hybrid format, we will not be holding a Graduate Conference in 2020. We plan to create opportunities for PITC Graduates to engage as a community of learners as the PITC continues to develop. Graduates will continue to have access to current PITC resources on pitc.org, and we will share with you new developments on an ongoing basis. Survey of interest for graduate activities coming soon!

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Featured Items

Trainer's Manual Module I: Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization, Second Edition (Spanish)

The second edition has been revised to include updated information and guidance on understanding and supporting infantsí and toddlersí social-emotional development. A new section on infant mental health has been added. There is a strong emphasis on including children with disabilities or other special needs in infant/toddler care programs. Information on mixed age groups and family child care has been woven into the lessons. Elements of reflective practice have been emphasized in the trainerís notes and discussion questions.

You may order PITC Resources by calling the California Department of Education at 1-800-995-4099 or by using the PITC Order Form (PDF).

The Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children. The Integrated Nature of Learning

This publication examines how play, learning, and curriculum work together in early education, and describes the relationship context for early learning and the role of the teacher in supporting childrenís active engagement in learning.

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The Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children. Family Partnerships and Culture

The Best Practices for Planning Curriculum for Young Children. Family Partnerships and Culture

This publication provides early childhood education program administrators and teachers with guidance on practices that support the development of partnerships with families and inclusion of childrenís cultural experiences as essential parts of planning curriculum. In addition, this publication promotes understanding of childrenís cultural or multicultural experiences at home and helps teachers use those experiences as building blocks for teaching and learning in early education settings.

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PITC Resource Catalog

You may order PITC Resources by calling the California Department of Education at 1-800-995-4099 or by using the PITC Order Form (PDF).