The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network strives to achieve excellence in early care by increasing the knowledge level and skills of those who care for infants and toddlers, whether in family homes or in centers. Through nine regional offices and 15 infant and toddler specialists located throughout the state, three levels of service are offered to those who care for children birth-36 months:
- on-site consultation, mentoring, and support for early care programs using quality improvement plans,
- training and technical assistance to groups of caregivers/teachers and directors, and
- resources and linkages to existing professional development opportunities.
The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network is a program of Child Development Resources and is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services Grant #93.575 with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.