About the Project
In partnership with the Department of Early Learning, this project offers support for licensed child care providers working with infants and toddlers. Providers attend networking meetings, participate in training and receive monthly on-site consultations.
The Infant and Toddler Child Care Consultation Project supports child care providers working with infant and toddlers to facilitate high quality early learning interactions. Coaches provide monthly strengths based training and support with one-on-one consultative visits that include the FIND program, (Filming Interactions to Nurture Development). We also provide one-on-one visits with our Infant Mental Health Coach that supports relationships between teacher and child through consultative meetings.
The Infant and Toddler Child Care Consultation Project provides these supports through:
- Nurturing positive social and emotional development of children
- Provide resources to the teachers and directors around community resources
- Support around developmental screenings
- Consultation with teachers regarding children with identified special needs
- Empowering teachers to utilize strategies in the classroom that support all children
A focus on the social, emotional and attachment needs of infants and toddlers provide early learning professionals with specialized tools and technical assistance.
Eligibility of participation in the Infant and Toddler Childcare Consultation Project is determined by Early Achiever participation and where providers are in the rating process. In addition to monthly cohort and individual meetings, participating providers also have access to other services.