Partners for Quality


PITC Partners for Quality, a project of WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies, offers subsidized on-site training, mentoring and coaching in the PITC Philosophy to groups of infant/toddler care teachers, administrators, and family child care providers throughout California.

The on-site and online training, conducted by experienced PITC certified infant/toddler specialists, is tailored to the individual needs of each participating program and includes a comprehensive series of videos and active adult learning strategies. Trainers mentor and coach program staff on implementing the PITC philosophy and essential policies to promote high quality responsive, relationship-based infant and toddler care.

To learn more about opportunities for PITC-Certified Trainers, click here.

Facilitating Language Development and Communication Video

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care is a collaboration between the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division, and WestEd. PITC’s Partners for Quality project is part of an ongoing commitment to improve the care and support the learning of children birth to three.

What Participants Report
"PITC is an outstanding program to help caregivers in how and why it is so important to care for children properly. PITC is helping our infant center to improve our environment, to see our children as unique human beings with minds to learn and to develop the best way possible. I have seen such an improvement in our program since we started PITC."

"I am so impressed with the changes in [our] program and the enthusiasm and commitment of the staff since the trainings occurred."

Partners for Quality is now offering California's Infant/Toddler Learning & Development System Seminars. For more information, please view our Featured Items section. You can also download a PDF version of our California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations and Program Guidelines Seminars Flyer (PDF) or California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework Seminars Flyer (PDF) which can be printed and shared with others.