Brief Program Overview

The Academy for Family Child Care (FCC) is a six-session virtual training event for California FCC Providers whose enrollment includes infants and/or toddlers. The Academy is designed to provide Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) training highlighting the unique assets and challenges of FCC through specialized training to support infant/toddler care. 

Participants will explore topics and resources to address the needs of the Whole Child, equity, understanding children’s behavior, cultural sensitivity, and the providers themselves:

  • Orientation to the PITC Six Essential Policies and the Connection to Family Child Care
  • Environments to Support Learning and Care
  • Mixed Age Groupings and Planning Responsive Learning Activities
  • The Acknowledge, Ask, and Adapt Process to Support Communication with Families
  • Inclusion, Working with Children and Their Families When Specialized Supports May Be Needed
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care, Supporting Families, Children, and Ourselves During Difficult Situations

The Academy for FCC is presented by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division and WestEd's PITC.

Who Will Benefit?

This event is designed for California FCC Providers including:

  • Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care (FFN)
  • Small Family Child Care
  • Large Family Child Care

Note: PITC will share future opportunities to participate as they become available.