Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC): Module 2 – Group Care

February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Quality & Training Department
630-790-6600, Option 4

This is a hybrid training. Participants must complete the sessions on 2/24 and 2/27 to receive credit.

Presenter: Casey Craft-Cortes, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer
Comprised of 4 Modules, the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) is designed to help child care directors and infant/toddler care teachers become sensitive to infants’ cues, connect with their family and culture, and develop responsive, relationship-based care. This training takes an in-depth look at cognitive and social-emotional development, encouraging growth within daily routines, and tips on setting up appropriate environments for experienced infant and toddler professionals.

Module 2: Group Care
Group Care introduces special considerations in caring for infants and toddlers and six program policies that support the development of emotionally secure relationships and mental health in the group care setting. An overview of Module 2 explores the ideas of primary care, well-designed learning environments, positive impact of responsive caregiving routines, and individualized care on the well-being and development of children from birth to three. Attention is also given to how the policies of primary care, small groups, continuity of care, culturally responsive care, and inclusive care of children with special needs prove the foundation for high quality infant/toddler care. By completing this module, participants will have the tools to use primary care in their home or classroom, make engaging environments, assist children in daily routines, and individualize care for all children.

Targeted Audience: Directors & Infant Toddler Staff
Level of Learning: Intermediate