Beginning Together was created in collaboration with the California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Divsion (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

Beginning Together Institute (aka PITC Module V)
March 23 - 27, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Registration is now open for the 2014 Beginning Together Institute (aka PITC Module V), which will take place in San Francisco on March 23-27.

To register, click on (or copy and paste into your browser) the following link: http://www.cvent.com/d/54qmpw External link will open in a new window

  • This Institute is usually only offered every two years, so sign up now.
  • There are only 30 fellowships available to California residents who are fully certified by PITC.
  • Please pass this information along to anyone you think might qualify and be interested in attending.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Charest at kchares@wested.org or call (760) 304-5271. Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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