Pleasant Hill, California
PITC Faculty and Facilitator
WestEd - D2 - Infant Toddler Care
Contra Costa
Natasha Hartman is a Senior Program Associate at WestEd. She currently supports the PITC Institute as a facilitator and faculty member. Within WestEd, Hartman led the development of online modules on trauma informed practice. Additionally, she provided training and technical assistance to support states, territories, and tribes improve the quality and supply of their infant/toddler child care programs and services. This role included designing and delivering virtual and in-person training, coaching, and consultation, and engaging in extensive development work on an infant/toddler resource guide, briefs on infant/toddler topics, and training materials for national and regional audiences.

Prior to joining WestEd, Hartman engaged in a variety of roles in early child care settings, including teaching and caring for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers; training, coaching, and providing reflective supervision to early education professionals; analyzing programmatic data and engaging in strategic planning; evaluating early child care programs; and coaching and training parents.

Hartman received her BA in psychology and MA in infant mental health from Mills College. She is endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health as an Advanced Infant-Family and Early Childhood Transdisciplinary Mental Health Practitioner. She is PITC and Circle of Security certified.