Infant/Toddler Program

The Council’s Infant/Toddler Specialists are a resource for our member centers and other regulated or licensed child care sites. Our Specialists offer focused attention and expertise to the individualized needs of the infant and young toddler population. Services include technical assistance, individualized intensive technical assistance, and training opportunities.

The Infant/Toddler program provided many hours of training to child care professionals. Topics included Infant and Toddler Learning and Development, Directing Infant and Toddler Programs, Transitioning from Preschool to Infants and Toddlers, Using the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) to Arrange Classroom Environment, and Infant and Toddler Discipline and Guidance. We continued to work in collaboration with the NYC CCR&R Consortium and 21 child care centers implementing the Infant/Toddler Rating Scale (ITERS) to improve program quality, as well as provide technical assistance to child care providers in all modalities of child care. Over 100 technical assistance calls, and over 75 hours of intensive (one to one) technical assistance hours are completed in each contract year by the NYC CCR&R Infant/Toddler Program.

I-Ling Tsai is the Council's Infant/Toddler Specialist, and is involved in all aspects of the Infant/Toddler Program and isavailable to all early childhood professionals. Services include technical assistance, site visits/consultations, and training opportunities.

I-Ling Tsai, Infant/Toddler Specialist

Phone: 212-206-7818 x116; i-lingtsai@dccnyinc.org