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.

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

Give us a call, and learn how to support healthy infant/toddler social emotional development!

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