The Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC) of Iowa approach equates good care with training infant/toddler providers who are preparing themselves and the environment so that infants can learn. For care to be effective it must explore ways to help providers get "in tune" with each infant they serve and their individual needs.
Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) is a comprehensive registry where you can find and enroll in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved professional development opportunities related to early childhood and school-age professionals. It will also maintain a record of your professional achievements. Approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting i-PoWeR below.
Module I - Social-Emotional Growth and Socialization
This five-lesson series will allow participants to gain an understanding of the importance of developing positive relationships with young children, as well as identifying the temperaments that contribute to that relationship. Additionally, providers will gain knowledge about responsive caregiving, key developmental issues behind the behaviors of infants/toddlers and guidance/discipline strategies.
Module II - Group Care
This five-lesson series will allow participants to gain an understanding about how routine care is the curriculum of a child, as well as the importance of a primary care system. Furthermore, caregivers will identify key components of environments in child care homes and center setting and how they affect relationships.
Module III - Learning & Development
This five-lesson series will allow participants to gain an understanding about infant curriculum and how to effectively facilitate learning urges. Additionally, key components of brain development and adapting to special needs will be discussed.
Module IV - Culture, Family and Providers
This five-lesson series will allow participants to gain an understanding about how families, cultures and personal views affect a caregiving relationship. Caregivers will identify personal protective urges and develop strategies to effectively work with families
Module V- Beginning Together
This five-lesson series will allow participants to gain an understanding about the Americans for Disability Act and how it affects child care programs. Additionally, they will learn the skills needed to effectively plan and implement strategies to optimize the special need care of infants and toddlers.
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