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

Behavior Consultants

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.

Meet our Teams

Striving to achieve excellence in early care by increasing the knowledge level and skills of those who care for infants and toddlers.


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. Twenty highly qualified infant and toddler specialists work in nine regional offices across the state, that subcontract with Child Development Resources. Ten highly qualified infant and toddler behavior consultants work across our nine-state regions. 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.

Upcoming Events

1-2-3 READ!

1-2-3 READ!

Date: February 25, 2023Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pmCategory: Training

1-2-3 READ! early literacy training is an interactive, practical two-day training designed for teachers, caregivers, and directors who work with infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months, in a group setting.

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Additional Professional Development Resources

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Programs

As current COVID-19 infections decline and vaccinations and natural immunity increase within the general population, Virginia is on a path toward normalcy. >>>

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). >>>

office hours

M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm


210 Packets Court
Williamsburg, VA 23185



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The Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network is supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $5,350,000 with 100% funded by ACF/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACF/HHS, or the U.S. Government.