Respectful, Responsive, and Relationship-Based Care
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"This experience has reconfirmed my philosophy in care, my confidence, and has allowed me to continue to grow in how I engage and set up my environment. My program is ever changing so I appreciate opportunities to have you [PITC] here and give guidance and support...I value my role in the children and families lives. Thank you for helping me continue to offer support and a space that is welcoming and respectful." 

Anna Gaither
Gaither Family Child Care

Our on-site and virtual professional learning options are tailored to the needs of each participating individual, program or group, delivering a comprehensive, actionable study of the PITC philosophy and recommended practices that quickly get you started providing high-quality infant and toddler care.

Our PITC Curriculum is unique and purposeful — a focus on zero to three with emphasis on relationship-based care, cultural and linguistic responsiveness, individualized care, and meaningful partnerships with families.

Using an intentional and reflective planning process that focuses on learning in the five domains of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, the PITC Curriculum offers the guidance necessary to support young children’s development and learning.

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Program Assessment & Reflection System (PITC PARS) is a resource to use for observing, documenting, and reflecting on the essential aspects of infant/toddler group care — from caregiving interactions to the physical environment to program policies and administrative structures.

See it in Practice

How can you implement PITC’s six essential policies in your setting?

Get inspired and make it real by hearing directly from infant and toddler care providers from both family child care and center-based settings. Watch interviews and video examples, and explore print resources to learn how other professionals caring for infants and toddlers are implementing our policies in their unique settings.

Check out our resources to see how PITC can work for you: