The Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) will offer a fully virtual PITC Trainer Institute for the 2023-2024 year.

The PITC Trainer Institutes provide training for educators, program managers, and other professionals responsible for supervising and training infant/toddler care teachers, Family Child Care (FCC), and Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FNN) providers. PITC Trainer Institutes deliver a comprehensive study of the PITC philosophy and recommended practices that support high-quality infant and toddler care.

The PITC Trainer Institute is jointly conducted by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division and WestEd.

This virtual PITC Trainer Institute encompasses synchronous launch and wrap-up events featuring interactive online sessions with dynamic faculty and 24 weeks of online learning in cohorts with facilitators. Certification is embedded in the learning process in a supportive cohort community.

Who will benefit:

  • Trainers
  • Coaches
  • Mentor teachers
  • 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 in two or more modules

Dates and additional information about the PITC Trainer Institutes is now available.

Space is limited. Applications close on August 4, 2023!

If you have questions about the event, please reach out to