Infant & Toddler Specialist
Early Care Providers
Activities, resources, and advice from experts that are helpful for early care providers.
Training & Professional Development
Local, regional, and Statewide professional development for infant/toddler caregivers
Coaching, mentoring, parent education and training resources to promote infant and toddler mental wellness.
Resources and advice from experts that help to keep your baby and toddler safe and healthy.
About VA ITSN
The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network (VA ITSN) 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 day homes or in center-based programs. It also serves to link existing community resources that support healthy, safe and nurturing care for children, birth-36 months. Highly qualified infant and toddler specialists and infant and toddler behavior consultants work in nine regional offices across the state, that subcontract with Child Development Resources. The specialists and consultants provide professional development opportunities designed to strengthen the capacity of early care and education programs to deliver high-quality services.
Request for VA ITSN Services
The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network services include individualized coaching, training, mentoring, and feedback as well as resources and materials related to increasing the quality of care provided to infants and toddlers.
Additional Professional Development Resources
VQB5 Participation Handbook
This handbook provides information for VQB5 program leaders to help you and your staff have a successful experience in the Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5).>>>
Infant and Toddler Endorsement Application Packet
The Virginia Department of Education offers the Infant and Toddler Endorsement Program to meet the need for a highly qualified early childhood workforce. >>>
Statewide Conference Scholarship
VA ITSN scholarship opportunities for infant and toddler child care providers who are receiving Network Services to attend statewide conferences including VAAEYC and Virginia Head Start (up to $300). >>>