Brief Program Overview

The 2023 Academy for Program Directors is a three-day in-person training event for California infant/toddler program leaders that builds awareness and supports utilization of new materials developed as part of the California Early Learning and Development System.

The California Department of Education publication, Inclusion Works! Creating Child Care Programs That Promote Belonging for Children with Disabilities, Second Edition, anchors this year’s event. Linda Brault and the Beginning Together faculty will explore practical approaches for integrating resources from the publication for program implementation to support inclusive practices.

The Academy for Program Directors is presented by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division and WestEd.

Who Will Benefit?

This event is designed to support those in leadership roles in infant/toddler care and education programs such as family child care, home visiting, and center-based. Leadership roles include:

  • Directors and assistant directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Coordinators
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Center-based directors and operators of large family child care programs (licensed for 12-14 children)

Online Application

Online applications for the March 2023 PITC Academy for Program Directors are now closed.

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