The Infant-Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN) is a collaborative project of Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities (KCCTO) and the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS). Our team of specialists provide education, support, consultation, and technical assistance to early childhood professionals working with infants and toddlers in Kansas. Our services are always at no cost to you and vary in duration and level of intensity to meet the individual needs of the early childhood professional.
If you work directly with infant and toddlers and find yourself asking questions like these below, we want to support you.
- How do I meet the needs of a toddler with special needs?
- How do I work with families to establish daily care routines for their infant?
- How do I support an English Language Learner?
- How can I create meaningful learning experiences for infants and toddlers in my care?
- Where can I find resources on developmental milestones?
- How can I support children with developmental delays or disabilities?
- Where do I find support about challenging behaviors or child mental health?
Topics, resources and supports are matched to your individual needs. We offer targeted and customized supports by Infant-Toddler Specialists with the subject matter and adult learning knowledge and skills to develop or strengthen processes, knowledge application, or implementation of services by recipients. Below are some of the most subject areas of support:
- Adult/Child Relationships
- Peer Relationships & Play
- Trauma Informed Practices
- Anxious or Withdrawn Children
- Sensory Processing
- Delayed Milestones
- Diversity & Cultural Awareness
- Communicating with Families
- Special Needs
- Dual Language Learners
- Establishing Positive Daily Care Routines
- Challenging Behaviors
Everyone’s availability and needs are different. That’s why we offer many types of services and tools to help support your individual needs. If you’re not sure where to start, contact us and we’ll help discover the right tools for you.
View and register for upcoming in-person and online KDHE approved professional development trainings offered by the Infant-Toddler Specialist Network through our available courses page.
Individual consultation is available on a one-time or short-term basis. Your specialists will work to provide you with the support you need and connect you with relevant resources and services within your area. Connect With Us
Technical Assistance Plans:
Do you like process and plans? Let’s develop and implement a plan for targeted quality improvement with an Infant-Toddler Specialist providing support every step of the way. Learn More
Virtual Kits are designed to be a vehicle to help you quickly find relevant and reliable web-based resources on topics important to your work. Virtual Kits are available on a variety of topics including:
- Cognitive Development
- Social Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Environmental Management
Technical Assistance Packets (TA Packets) are designed to provide in-depth information on a particular topic. By reading through a TA packet, you will gain a basic understanding of the topic and how to implement the information in your practice. Additionally, TA packets provide resources for additional information.
Information Packets on Specific Topics:
Intentional Planning for Infants and Toddlers (2018)
Proactive Strategies to Support Classroom Routines and Schedules (2018)
You play an important role in building a strong foundation for kids and we’re here for you. Reach out today.
Connect with an ITSN Specialist directly using the contact information on the ITSN Who We Are page or fill out our online Connect With Us form and we’ll have a Specialist contact you.
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