Infant Toddler Technical Assistance Center

The Infant/Toddler Technical Assistance Network, funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, is an initiative aimed at supporting high quality infant and toddler care. The Network offers support to programs serving infants and toddlers.

The Infant/toddler Specialist can offer the following ongoing services for FREE in Dutchess and Putnam Counties:

  • Phone and in-person support on a variety of issues:
    • Age Appropriate Behavior Management Techniques,
    • Responsive Caregiving,
    • Understanding the New York State Child Care Regulations,
    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice For Infants and Toddlers,
    • Infant – Toddler Development and Behavior,
    • Assistance Answering Parent Questions About Their Infant Or Toddler.
  • Visits To Your Program To Work On A Quality Improvement Project,
  • Resources or Tip Sheets.
  • Starting Up Your Infant/Toddler Program Including Help Setting Up Your Space,
  • Assistance With Continuity of Care Classroom Waivers,
  • Assistance with Caring Spaces Endorsement.

We Serve:

  • Family Child Care Programs
  • Group Family Child Care Programs
  • Child Care Centers
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

For more information contact Tiffinie Helweg, Infant/Toddler Regional Specialist by calling (845) 473-4141 ext.217 or email