These guidelines are meant to be the critical first step in ensuring that all of South Carolina’s children, birth to three, have responsive, reciprocal and respectful care. These Infant and Toddler Guidelines are meant for three diverse yet critically important groups of people in the lives of infants and toddlers: parents and families, providers and policy makers.
The choices for designing a quality childcare program for young children can be overwhelming for a childcare professional, especially when working with a limited budget. This guide has been created to help you to design a high-quality environment for young infants, mobile infants, and older infants, while making the best choices for your program budget.
Why a Field Guide for Infant & Toddler Care Teachers? The Field Guide was created for the special individuals who spend their days nurturing and supporting the hearts, minds and bodies of our youngest citizens. It is designed for you, the infant and toddler care teacher! Your work is emotionally and physically challenging yet it is also exhilarating and rewarding.
I have made so many changes in my room since the SCPITC program and it has benefited our infant program… The progress and accomplishments that I have made in the infant class as a result of the SCPITC are that my children have more outdoor play and tummy time than before. I also allow them to make the majority of their decisions…. I am observing the children, documenting my observations, their likes and dislikes. Then I implement what the kids like into my lesson plan.”
Thanks to SC DSS ABC Program
The South Carolina PITC Network is generously supported by the South Carolina Department of Social Services, ABC Program.The South Carolina ABC Child Care Program is the state's child care quality improvement system and helps ABC providers achieve the highest standards of quality in caring for the children they serve.