PITC Approach to Home Visiting

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The PITC Philosophy

The Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) seeks to ensure that America's infants get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and intellectually rich start in life.

We strive to strengthen the practice of responsive, respectful, and relationship-based care, helping support families to get in tune with their infantís needs, thoughts, and feelings.


PITC Home Visiting Training Opportunities:

WestEd offers Home Visiting Institutes and customized trainings to home visitors, supervisors, and staff serving families in a home-based context. The PITC approach to home visiting integrates best practices in home visiting with the latest knowledge in child development.

Types of PITC Home Visiting Training Offered:

Components of PITC Home Visiting Training:

Workshops & interactive seminars
Leading experts serving as faculty
Demonstrations of adult learning & teaching strategies
Networking opportunities & professional reflection
Ongoing onsite mentoring & coaching


Content of PITC Home Visiting Training:

  • Meeting Families Where They Are
  • Home Visitor-Family Relationships
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Cultural Humility
  • Reflective Practice, Self-Awareness, and Self-Care
  • Risk and Resilience
  • Early Brain Development and Responsive Relationships
  • Developmentally Appropriate Guidance and Discipline
  • Facilitating Parent Understanding of Infant and Toddler Development

Goals for Participants:

Participation and Registration: