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SCPITC Approach

 

 

The SCPITC approach to infant/toddler care draws on the infant’s natural interest in discovery, urge to learn, and close, responsive relationships with caregivers.  It asserts that good infant care is neither baby-sitting nor preschool, but rather a special kind of care that resembles no other. Rather than detailing specific lessons that caregivers should conduct to enhance infant learning, SCPITC’s approach shows caregivers ways of providing engaging and meaningful experiences that reflect an understanding that every infant comes into the world eager to learn. Infant care should be based on relationship planning, not lesson planning, and should emphasize child-directed learning over adult-directed learning.