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Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Virtual Trainer Certification

May 14, 2024    |   National ECE News Updates

The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) is offering a fully virtual PITC Trainer Institute in 2024-25, jointly conducted by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division, and WestEd. 

The PITC Trainer Institute is an opportunity to learn PITC content and training skills for educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for supervising and training infant/toddler care providers, teachers, and home visitors. The Institutes deliver a comprehensive study of the PITC philosophy and recommended practices that support high-quality infant and toddler care, in tandem with responsive and effective training/coaching strategies.

This virtual PITC Trainer Institute includes synchronous launch and wrap-up events, as well as interactive online sessions with dynamic faculty, and 24 weeks of online learning in cohorts. While the training is conducted in English, bilingual facilitators review certification submissions written in Spanish.

Who will benefit from participating in this training:

  • Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Mentor/Lead Teachers/Educators
  • Program Leaders
  • Early Head Start Staff
  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Child Care Resource Specialists
  • Early Interventionists
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants
  • Family Child Care Providers who serve as trainers or leaders in their communities
  • Prior PITC Trainer Institute participants who need to complete certification

The California PITC Trainer Institute is open to both local and non-California residents. 

Dates and additional information about the PITC Trainer Institutes are now available at PITC. You can also find more information in the Program Overview document and scheduling details in the PITC Virtual Trainer Institute 2024-2025 Calendar

Please reach out to PITCEvents@wested.org if you have questions. Space is limited. Applications close on August 8, 2024!

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