Infant Toddler Collaborative Network

Supporting the infant toddler child care workforce to promote high quality, responsive and relationship based care. 

Infant Toddler Network Services

On Site Coaching and Mentoring: These visits are designed to meet the specific needs of each infant toddler program. They are customized for each care giver using feedback from your personal Strengths Assessment and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observations to meet the strengths and needs of the infant toddler provider.

Community of Practice: This is in person training tailored to the needs of infant toddler providers with other infant toddler providers in your region for a six month cohort. It is designed to strengthen high quality, responsive and relationship based infant toddler care. It counts as annual clock hour training and will give you a chance to connect and engage with other infant toddler providers.

Clock Hour Training: This is annual best practice training to include topics such as Creating a Welcoming Environment, Positive Connections with Children, Imaginative Play and more. These free, single session trainings focus on best practices in infant toddler care. 

Infant Toddler Network Goals

  • The Infant Toddler Network (ITCN) is designed to strengthen the capacity of early care and education in infant toddler programs statewide.
  • ITCN services meet the specific needs of each infant toddler provider. 
  • By participating in the ITCN services, infant toddler providers increase their knowledge and enhance the skills when working with children in infant toddler care.

Infant Toddler Network Information

Each program that operates in an infant toddler setting is given an ITCN specialist who:

  • Offers support strategies based on individual provider needs
  • Promotes stable collaborative relationships with families
  • Fosters positive learning experiences and environments
  • Facilitates attachment between each caregiver and children
  • Uses inclusive cultural and linguistic responsiveness strategies

Infant Toddler Network

Serving licensed family child care homes, licensed group child care homes and unlicensed family child care homes that have a child care subsidy agreement. 

For more information, contact T’Kayla Callahan, 816-701-8381.

Upcoming Infant Toddler Training Opportunities