Beginning Together was created in collaboration with the California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Division (EESD)External website will open in new window and WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies as an inclusion support to the Program for Infant/Toddler Care External website will open in new window (PITC).

The purpose of Beginning Together is to ensure that children with special needs are incorporated, and appropriate inclusive practices are promoted, in the training and technical assistance provided by the existing cadre of CDE/WestEd certified trainers in the PITC. This is accomplished through a "training of trainers" institute, regional outreach activities, revision/development of written materials, support to institute graduates, and support of inclusive practices in other PITC activities, such as the demonstration programs.

Upcoming Beginning Together Events

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Beginning Together Institute (aka PITC Module V)
July 19 - 23, 2015
Orange County, CA

Applications for Beginning Together Institute (aka PITC Module V) are now being accepted at https://application-2015btinstitute.eventbrite.com
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Note: Module V is held only every other year and enrollment is limited
CA residents must be fully certified in the PITC Modules I - IV
Out of state residents must have attended PITC Modules I-IV

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Beginning Together: Inclusion Seminar
August 4 - 7, 2015
Washington, D.C. Area

Beginning Together Inclusion Seminar focuses on the information and skills needed to include infants and toddlers who have disabilities or special needs in child care and other early childhood settings. This seminar will be open to any interested EHS staff with an option for TOT certification for certified graduates of the four PITC modules.

Registration & Materials Free for Early Head Start Programs

Application information will be posted soon.

For more information contact us at:
Telephone (760) 304-5200
Fax (760) 304-5252