Peter L. Mangione, J. Ronald Lally, Diane M. Harkins, Amber O. Morabito with Arlene R. Paxton


The PITC Curriculum supports ongoing discovery, amazement, and marvel for infants and toddlers.


For more information about the new PITC Curriculum, or to schedule curriculum implementation training, please contact Amber Morabito.

Enhancing the relationship-based, responsive approach to early care promoted by the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC), new PITC Curriculum planning tools and strategies support the efforts of family child care providers and center-based teachers to facilitate high-quality individualized learning and healthy development for children from 0-3.

Unique to the PITC Curriculum is a planning process based on reflection, observation, and documentation of play and learning that respects each child's developing abilities, individual strengths and needs, family culture(s), and language(s). This planning process helps teachers deepen understanding, share meaning, support learning, and strengthen meaningful, caring relationships with infants and toddlers.

PITC Curriculum Overview Training

To learn more join us for an overview session about the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Curriculum. Registration links are provided below.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the:

  • Tenants of the PITC Curriculum
  • Reflective curriculum planning cycle is a strategy for planning that center’s the child’s interests and needs.
  • PITC Curriculum implementation Fall training

Click Here to Register for August 6th; 12:00pm PT
Click Here to Register for August 8th; 6:30pm PT

What's Included in the PITC Curriculum?

pitc curriculum bookIntroduction to the PITC Curriculum

Part 1: The Philosophical Foundations of the PITC Curriculum

  • Chapter 1: Curriculum That Connects with the Infant's Learning Agenda
  • Chapter 2: The First Step: Relationship Planning
  • Chapter 3: An Overview of the PITC Approach to Curriculum Planning
  • Chapter 4: Program Leader Support for Curriculum Planning
  • Chapter 5: How We know the PITC Curriculum is Working

Part 2: PITC Curriculum Planning 

  • Chapter 6: Curriculum Planning Step by Step and Moment by Moment
  • Chapter 7: The Reflective Curriculum Planning Process
  • Chapter 8: The PITC Curriculum Planning Tools
  • Chapter 9: Small Group and Individual Goal Planning
  • Chapter 10: Rich Learning Environments and Developmentally Appropriate Routines
  • Chapter 11: Necessary Ingredients, Inquiry, Wonder, and Reflection


  • Appendix A: PITC Curriculum Planning Tool
  • Appendix B: PITC Curriculum Fidelity Tool
  • Appendix C: Crosswalk Between the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) and the California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations

curriculum learning progressions

  • A User-Friendly Tool that Supports Goal-Specific Curriculum Planning in Five Developmental Domains:
    • Approaches to Learning
    • Social and Emotional Development
    • Language and Communication
    • Cognition
    • Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development
  • Includes Hundreds of “First Steps” (Curriculum Planning Ideas) for the Five Developmental Domains
  • caregiver guidesA Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning (Second Edition)
  • A Guide to Creating Partnerships with Families (Second Edition)
  • A Guide to Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization (Second Edition)
  • A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care (Second Edition)
  • A Guide to Language Development and Communication (Second Edition)
  • A Guide to Routines (Second Edition)
  • A Guide to Setting Up Environments (Second Edition)

The PITC Curriculum Implementation Training

The PITC Curriculum Implementation Training can be purchased and used independently, but is most effective when used in conjunction with dynamic PITC Curriculum Implementation Training, led by experts in early learning and care. Training includes: 

  • Engaging, interactive, knowledgeable support facilitated by a PITC-authorized trainer (four 3-hour sessions)
  • High-quality resources and materials to extend the curriculum and enhance learning and participation in training
  • Expanded technical assistance to support your implementation

Supporting Healthy Development for Infants and Toddlers: Q & A with Amber Morabito

PITC Curriculum FAQs

Resources to Support Implementation of the PITC Curriculum

For more information about the PITC Curriculum, or to schedule curriculum implementation training in English or Spanish, please contact Amber Morabito.


Register for Implementation Training Now

"I appreciated all of the practice it provided the participants, rather than leaving them on their own to practice and troubleshoot after the training."

PITC Curriculum Implementation Training Participant, 2023

"I love how we are able to have the opportunity to meet and discuss our different observations and how to implement that into the day using out PITC tools. I especially enjoyed how we can utilize the tool as a reflection to implement at home with parents. Not just our daily environment, interactions, and routines but to expand the learning even at home."

PITC Curriculum Implementation Training Participant, 2023

"Great training. I have worked in the infant toddler field for over 20 years, and this training taught me new ideas and strategies for curriculum planning."

PITC Curriculum Implementation Training Participant, 2023

"Es un currículo ideal para llevar acabo en los programas porque es sensible ante las necesidades e intereses de los ninos."

Participante de la capacitación en la implementación del currículo de PITC, 2023

"De muchas maneras, el material obtenido en las sesiones será de mucho apoyo para seguir creando planes y apoyar a los niños de manera tanto individual como grupal."

Participante de la capacitación en la implementación del currículo de PITC, 2023

"Es un currículo que nos ayuda a trabajar con los niños usando nuevas estrategias."

Participante de la capacitación en la implementación del currículo de PITC, 2023