The virtual and on-site training and coaching, 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.
Semester units are available for all courses below through California State University Fresno's Division of Continuing and Global Education. Coaching services linked to the courses below are also available to support the implementation of the training content into daily caregiving practices. If you are interested in learning more about our training and coaching services click here to connect with a PITC Regional Coordinator in your area.
This course focuses on the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) approach to infant/toddler care and provides a framework for responsive, relationship-based
caregiving practices that address specifically, how to support healthy development and learning in group care settings and can be delivered in multiple formats.
The course includes an exploration of early brain development, temperament, social-emotional development, socialization, and guidance with infants and toddlers as well as the study of infant/toddler environments, primary caregiving, continuity of care, small groups, individualized care, and caregiving routines as curriculum. The course also includes a study of best practices to support inclusive care, and strategies to provide culturally responsive care, while emphasizing the importance of creating partnerships with families and the role of culture in the development of the very young child.
The PITC Infant & Toddler Group Care: 3-Unit Course is offered online throughout the year, with start dates in January, May, and September.
This course is about the Infant/Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning Process and is intended for infant/toddler care teachers, family child care providers, and infant/toddler program administrators. This course will focus on observation, documentation, reflection and implementation.
This course focuses on facilitating and supporting language development and communication with infants and toddlers, using the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) approach to group care. It is intended for infant/toddler care teachers, family child care providers, and infant/toddler program administrators.
This course is about the Infant/Toddler Reflective Curriculum Planning Process as described in the California Infant/Toddler Curriculum Framework. The framework is based on current research on how infants and toddlers learn and develop in four domains: social-emotional, language, cognitive and perceptual and motor development. The content focuses on reflection, observation strategies and tools, documentation strategies and tools, planning and implementation of a reflective curriculum to support children’s learning from birth to age three.