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Specialized Training for Infants and Toddlers

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In preparation for the opening of the Infant Room in Fall 2014, the Skyline College Early Learning and Child Development Center (CDC) has partnered with the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers Partners in Quality (PITC PQ) to provide specialized training and technical assistance for classified and student staff. Staff will receive 20 hours of training in the areas of Social Emotional Growth and Socialization, Group Care, Learning and Development, and Culture, Family, and Providers.

Leah and TiannaThis partnership will enhance the current training and mentoring of staff and students at the CDC and provide expanded opportunities for students training to work with infants and toddlers. The CDC and PITC PQ are committed to caring for infants and toddlers in ways that are responsive to the differing cultures, lifestyles, preferences, abilities, learning styles and the needs of the children and families served.

The CDC provides high-quality early learning and child development experiences for children ages 0-5 years old. The program also provides Early Childhood Education students opportunities to observe, participate, and teach in a center-based program, provides their practicum experience and a career ladder for extending work-force skills and job training.

If you would like more information about the Early Learning and Child Development Center please contact the program at (650) 738-7070.

Article by Tina Watts | Pictures by Martina Center & Vicky Feng