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. This is a hybrid training. Participants must complete the face to face session and online assessment to receive credit.
Module 4: Culture, Families, and Providers
This training focuses on culture and its implication for families and providers. Participants will learn how family experiences, knowledge, and childrearing beliefs and practices can be incorporated into early care and classroom settings. Cultural expectations and biases will be explored and participants will have the opportunity to increase their cultural awareness in terms of how their assumptions may affect their interaction with young children and families.
Participants will demonstrate their understanding of how family structures and diversity in social, cultural, linguistic, or religious backgrounds influence family approaches to parenting in children (birth to three), each other, and the community. Participants will gain an understanding of how relationships among caregivers, infants/toddlers, and families can impact other child-family, child practitioner, and practitioner-family relationships.
Targeted Audience: Directors & Infant Toddler Staff
Level of Learning: Intermediate