Baby in daycareOur Mission

The Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators promotes quality infant and toddler care and education by building collaborations providing professional development opportunities, support and resources, and by influencing public policy.

Our Vision

High quality early care and education is available to every infant and toddler in the state of New Jersey through a coordinated system of early childhood and family support programs that offer healthy, social/emotional learning environments and educated, responsive caregivers.

Our Goals

To promote professionalism and respect for child care professionals.

To advocate for infants and toddlers by:

  • Working with legislators and government representatives to effect change in policies affecting infants, toddlers and their families.
  • Having members serve as resource consultants to centers, agencies and to companies considering child care.

To provide opportunities for training and workshops for child care workers, including:

  • A statewide conference
  • Regional workshops
  • Free workshops near you

To collaborate with colleagues and professionals to develop infant/toddler professional training resources, including:

  • College courses
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Printed publications

Example of Parent & Caregiver Engagement Cards

Long time CITE member, Mary Lou Allen, initiated these ‘Building Brains from Birth to 36 Months of Life’  parent & caregiver engagement cards!
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