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Better Baby Care Indiana Training Programs

Jan 22, 2018

Better Baby Care Indiana is a statewide initiative to promote the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families.

It is part of the national Better Baby Care movement to improve child care environments and support systems for parents and caregivers. Better Baby Care Indiana has four components of focus:

  • safe and healthy care,
  • family-centered care,
  • developmentally appropriate care, and
  • support for caregivers, families and the community.

Better Baby Care program components are delivered through regional Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies in Indiana. As part of the program, Infant/Toddler Specialists in regional CCR&R agencies offer many specialized trainings for infant/toddler caregivers and administrators. Trainings include the Program for Infant/Toddler Caregivers (PITC) developed by West Ed and the Better Baby Care 3-part curriculum for infant/toddler caregivers. The Better Baby Care curriculum consists of three multi-session training modules: Caring Safely; Watch Me Grow, Help Me Learn; and Family Centered Care. The initiative also offers training in Safe Sleeping Practices and Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care.

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