The Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC), funded by the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, assists educators of very young children in providing the skills necessary to work in the field of child care with children ages birth through three years. The PITC program has two predominant goals:
- To improve the quality of Infant/Toddler early care across the state
- To increase the availability of quality early care programs for families with infants and toddlers
In order to meet these goals we provide this series of classes help to enhance and empower infant-toddler caregivers by receiving the professional recognition and education needed to provide quality child care:
- Introduction to Infant Toddler Care.
- Together in Care.
- Watch me Grow: Ages of Infancy.
- Why Hold a Crying Baby – Emotional Development.
- Building Blocks of Learning: Discoveries of Infancy.
- “Goo-goo, Gaga” What Did She Say? – Early Messages.
- Discover Zone: Space to Grow.
- More than Just Routine.
- Me, me Mine, Mine: Social Guidance.
- Building Better Brains: Brain Development.
We also offer Technical Assistance to actively participating programs enrolled in Grow NJ Kids who have infants/toddlers in care. As well as to Family Child Care (FCC) Providers.
Some times the training can vary but most of the trainings are offered throughout the year two to three times in English and Spanish.