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Infant-Toddler Teacher Network

The Infant-Toddler Teacher Network (ITTN) offers professional development tools and opportunities for teachers who work with children from birth to 36 months.

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A Child's First Teacher

The first three years of life is a time of tremendous growth; a vital period of brain development, when children are learning and discovering every moment they are awake. Teachers guiding children in this age group are critically important, yet support and access to high-quality teacher training for this age group can be hard to find.

The Infant-Toddler Teacher Network provides tools, information, and best practices to be used right away, tailoring the ongoing support and development to align with infant and toddler teachers’ focus.

If you are a teacher working with children from birth to 36 months, or if you have a passion for this age group, consider joining the Infant-Toddler Teacher Network.

Program Benefits

  • Access to a professional network of infant and toddler teachers.
  • Exclusive trainings that provide tools, cutting-edge information, best practices for this age group, and ongoing support and development.
  • Guidance for developing advocacy opportunities, including teacher equity in New Mexico.
  • Opportunities to expand the Infant-Toddler Teacher Network to support more teachers and host CNM practicum students.
  • Targeted support and leadership development for infant and toddler teachers.
  • Access to CNM support for continuing or returning to CNM to earn an associate degree.

How It Works

Trainings are taught by CNM faculty members who are Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) certified instructors and count toward CYFD required training hours. 

Expectations of ITTN members:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in working with children in the infant/toddler age group
  • Be willing to attend trainings specific to infants and toddlers

There is no cost, educational requirements or years of experience required to join.

Application will open in December 2021.