Infant/Toddler Enhancement Project

Provides technical assistance for child care providers caring for infants and toddlers in Region 4.  This is a free service offered by NC Division of Child Development for caregivers desiring to improve the quality of care they provide.

The Infant/Toddler Specialist can provide:

  • On-site consultation
  • Workshops on infant/toddler - related topics
  • ITS-SIDS Training - NC Division of Child Development required training
  • Room arrangement suggestions

For more information, contact Linda King, Infant/Toddler Specialist at (910) 642-8189, ext. 24 or email linda.king@sccnc.edu.

Social emotional development refers to the developing capacity of infants and toddlers to:

  • form close and secure relationships
  • experience, regulate, and express emotions
  • explore the environment and learn

Responsive caregiving is critical to healthy social emotional development. Healthy social emotional development is critical to school readiness. According to The Heart Start Report, there is a “school literacy” more basic than knowledge of numbers and letters. The 7 characteristics that are most closely associated with school success involve social emotional competency:

  • confidence
  • curiosity
  • intentionality
  • self-control
  • relatedness
  • capacity to communicate
  • cooperativeness

Learn how to support healthy infant/toddler social emotional development. Call!

Helpful Links
Zero to Three
Overview of the Sub-scales and Items of the ITERS-R
Information about Star Assessments
North Carolina Division of Child Development
North Carolina Division of Child Development - Professional Development

Contact Puzzles

Southeastern Child Care Resource and Referral – Lead CCR&R Agency – Region 4

Mailing Address
Southeastern Community College
CCR&R
PO Box 151
Whiteville, NC 28472
Physical Address
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
E-mail
puzzlestraining@gmail.com
Fax
(910) 642-5658
Telephone
800-653-5212 or (910) 642-8189

KIMBERLY WRIGHT
Grants Coordinator/Director 
kimberly.wright@sccnc.edu 
(910) 642-7141, ext. 460

LINDA KING
Infant/Toddler Specialist
linda.king@sccnc.edu
(910) 642-7141, ext. 464

JESSE NORRIS
Behavior Specialist
jessica.norris@sccnc.edu
(910) 642-7141, ext. 465

DANIEL BATES
School-age Specialist
daniel.bates@sccnc.edu
(910) 642-7141, ext. 463

LYNN LEONARD
Parent Referral Specialist
lynn.leonard@sccnc.edu
(910) 642-7141, ext. 462

SUSAN DEANS
Technical Assistance Specialist
susan.deans@sccnc.edu
(910) 642-7141, ext. 466