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1 Creating Iowa’s PITC Network Beth Walling State Infant Toddler Specialist Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network

2 State Child Care Advisory Council Infant-Toddler Earmark: Short-term grant to long-term project Quality Subcommittee/Infant-Toddler Workgroup Head Start Quality Improvement Center cooperative agreements support partnership and collaboration

3 Critical Components Trainer Commitment Statewide Structure & Coordination Full Geographic Coverage Infant/Toddler CDA Collaboration w/Professional Dev. Evaluation Regional Office Funding

4 Project Mission Taking steps toward improving the quality of care for Iowa’s infants & toddlers.

5 Specific Goals Establish a statewide network of certified PITC trainers. Provide training and support for infant and toddler caregivers. Integrate statewide professional development system that supports providers. Embed philosophy in pre-service.

6 Outcomes Non-parental care provided to infants & toddlers in Iowa will increase in quality Providers will demonstrate improved caregiving practices. Providers will increase their qualifications. Number of infant/toddler providers attending specific trainings will increase. Providers holding infant/toddler CDA credentials will increase. Increase in for-credit courses Partnerships with related systems Public Awareness

7 Contacts State Coordinator Beth Walling Kari Daale Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 1 NW Iowa Trainers Child Advocates Tiffany Luck Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 2 NE Iowa Trainers Child Advocates Donna Myers Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 3 SW Iowa Trainers Child Advocates Carrie Trujillo Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 4 Central Iowa Trainers Child Advocates Kathy Yoke Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 5 SE Iowa Trainers Child Advocates

8 Child Care Resource & Referral Regions

9 Trainers Trainer applicants are sought and accepted from a wide variety of early childhood professionals:  Child care providers & administration  Early Head Start  Community college and university faculty  Area Education Agency specialists  Community action agencies  Health programs  Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network  Home visitation specialists  Curriculum specialists  Parent Educators

10 Partners Community partners, (primarily staff and faculty from Community Colleges and Public and Private Four-Year Institutions) agreeing to infuse the information within their own settings:  Iowa State University  ISU Extension  Community Colleges & Universities: Iowa Lakes CC Des Moines Area CC Eastern Iowa CC Graceland University Southwestern CC Kirkwood CC St. Ambrose University

11 Trainer Certification Rates

12 Creating Iowa’s PITC Network Beth Walling State Infant Toddler Specialist Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network

13 State Child Care Advisory Council Infant-Toddler Earmark: Short-term grant to long-term project Quality Subcommittee/Infant-Toddler Workgroup Head Start Quality Improvement Center cooperative agreements support partnership and collaboration

14 Critical Components Trainer Commitment Statewide Structure & Coordination Full Geographic Coverage Infant/Toddler CDA Collaboration w/Professional Dev. Evaluation Regional Office Funding

15 Implementation of the Iowa Program for Infant & Toddler Caregivers (IA PITC)

16 Project Mission Taking steps toward improving the quality of care for Iowa’s infants & toddlers.

17 Specific Goals Establish a statewide network of certified PITC trainers. Provide training and support for infant and toddler caregivers. Integrate statewide professional development system that supports providers. Embed philosophy in pre-service.

18 Outcomes Non-parental care provided to infants & toddlers in Iowa will increase in quality Providers will demonstrate improved caregiving practices. Providers will increase their qualifications. Number of infant/toddler providers attending specific trainings will increase. Providers holding infant/toddler CDA credentials will increase. Increase in for-credit courses.

19 Iowa Iowa ranks 2 nd for the percentage (79) of working parents with children five and under. The Infant Toddler Workgroup of the Iowa State Child Care Advisory Council recognized a need for higher quality infant & toddler care It was their recommendation to bring WestEd’s PITC training to the state, using the Infant Toddler Earmark from the Child Care Dev. Block Grant. WestEd is nationally recognized as the leader of infant & toddler caregiver training

20 Contacts State Coordinator Beth Walling Kari Daale Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 1 NW Iowa Tiffany Luck Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 2 NE Iowa Debra Lawson Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 3 SW Iowa Carrie Trujillo Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 4 Central Iowa Barbara Newcomb Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 5 SE Iowa

21 Child Care Resource & Referral Service Delivery Areas

22 Trainers Trainer applicants were sought and accepted from a wide variety of early childhood professionals:  Child care providers & administration  Early Head Start  Community college faculty  Area Education Agency specialists  Community action agencies  Health programs  Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network  Home visitation specialists  Curriculum specialists  Parent Educators

23 Partners Community partners, (primarily staff and faculty from Community Colleges and Public and Private Four-Year Institutions) agreeing to infuse the information within their own settings:  Iowa State University  ISU Extension  Community Colleges: Iowa Lakes CC Des Moines Area CC Eastern Iowa CC Graceland University Southwestern CC Kirkwood CC St. Ambrose University

24 Trainer Certification Rates

25 Community & Organizational Partners Types of Agencies & Organizations: - Health & Mental - Health - Civic - Professional – IAEYC, IAA - Service - Educational - Foundations State Level  Public Policy  Licensing  Early Childhood Ed  Head Start  AEA/Early Access  Empowerment  Fire Marshal  Judicial

26 Creating Iowa’s PITC Network Beth Walling State Infant Toddler Specialist Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network

27 State Child Care Advisory Council Infant-Toddler Earmark: Short-term grant to long-term project Quality Subcommittee/Infant-Toddler Workgroup Head Start Quality Improvement Center cooperative agreements support partnership and collaboration

28 Critical Components Trainer Commitment Statewide Structure & Coordination Full Geographic Coverage Infant/Toddler CDA Collaboration w/Professional Dev. Evaluation Regional Office Funding

29 Implementation of the Iowa Program for Infant & Toddler Caregivers (IA PITC)

30 Project Mission Taking steps toward improving the quality of care for Iowa’s infants & toddlers.

31 Specific Goals Establish a statewide network of certified PITC trainers. Provide training and support for infant and toddler caregivers. Integrate statewide professional development system that supports providers. Embed philosophy in pre-service.

32 Outcomes Non-parental care provided to infants & toddlers in Iowa will increase in quality Providers will demonstrate improved caregiving practices. Providers will increase their qualifications. Number of infant/toddler providers attending specific trainings will increase. Providers holding infant/toddler CDA credentials will increase. Increase in for-credit courses.

33 Iowa Iowa ranks 2 nd for the percentage (79) of working parents with children five and under. The Infant Toddler Workgroup of the Iowa State Child Care Advisory Council recognized a need for higher quality infant & toddler care It was their recommendation to bring WestEd’s PITC training to the state, using the Infant Toddler Earmark from the Child Care Dev. Block Grant. WestEd is nationally recognized as the leader of infant & toddler caregiver training

34 Contacts State Coordinator Beth Walling Kari Daale Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 1 NW Iowa Tiffany Luck Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 2 NE Iowa Debra Lawson Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 3 SW Iowa Carrie Trujillo Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 4 Central Iowa Barbara Newcomb Infant Toddler Spec. SDA 5 SE Iowa

35 Child Care Resource & Referral Service Delivery Areas

36 Trainers Trainer applicants were sought and accepted from a wide variety of early childhood professionals:  Child care providers & administration  Early Head Start  Community college faculty  Area Education Agency specialists  Community action agencies  Health programs  Iowa Child Care & Early Education Network  Home visitation specialists  Curriculum specialists  Parent Educators

37 Partners Community partners, (primarily staff and faculty from Community Colleges and Public and Private Four-Year Institutions) agreeing to infuse the information within their own settings:  Iowa State University  ISU Extension  Community Colleges: Iowa Lakes CC Des Moines Area CC Eastern Iowa CC Graceland University Southwestern CC Kirkwood CC St. Ambrose University

38 Trainer Certification Rates

39 Community & Organizational Partners Types of Agencies & Organizations: - Health & Mental - Health - Civic - Professional – IAEYC, IAA - Service - Educational - Foundations State Level  Public Policy  Licensing  Early Childhood Ed  Head Start  AEA/Early Access  Empowerment  Fire Marshal  Judicial

40 Training Plan Program Attendance Incentive: * Approximately 20% of providers who attended IA PITC from January June 2002 attended an entire series. * Providers who qualify, apply, and commit to a training plan are eligible to receive $250 stipend for attending 95% of the series (46 hours).


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