"The Virginia Infant and Toddler Specialist Network strengthens practices in early care and education programs to enhance the healthy growth and development of infants and toddlers." The VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network is a program of Child Development Resources and is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services Grant #93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The infant and toddler specialist provided the following services to caregivers/ teachers and directors in the North Central region from July 2010 through June 2011:
Programs that received on-site services: 11 On-site hours: 468 Overall quality score of on-site services: 4.6 Training events: 44 Participants at training events: 730 Total training event hours: 111 Overall quality score of training events: 4.8 Other activities: 68
On-site services are intensive, individualized training and technical assistance
to center based programs and family care homes.
Training events include audio conferences, cluster trainings, on-site trainings,
conference presentations, and director’s forums.
Other activities include marketing, networking, and providing linkages and
Overall quality scores are based on a Likert scale where the highest possible
score is 5.
Paula Bellville, Infant and Toddler Specialist
Lisa Everett, Infant and Toddler Specialist
Phone: (540) 373-2072 Ext. 150