Desired Results

Quality infant care is centered on relationships. Young children learn and grow in the context of secure, trusting relationships with caring adults. All supports and recommendations offered by our Infant/Toddler Specialists help providers understand and practice a model of relationship-based care that is respectful and responsive to each child’s individual needs. The following practices are important aspects of relationship-based care that the SCPITC Infant/Toddler Specialists can help you achieve:

  • Implementation of the Six Essential Policies 
  • Teachers engage in consistent planning and reflection to provide responsive care
  • Teachers are engaged in intentional decision making
  • Teachers can explain the rationale for the decisions they make in their practice
  • Program director provides ongoing feedback and support to staff and maintains ongoing efforts for quality enhancement