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 Introducing early literacy development for Toddlers and Two's through sensory play activities. Promoting early math by measuring, weighing, molding and pouring sand, water, ice, mud, bubbles, confetti, beans and learning language by naming objects and interacting with peers. Using large coffee cans with lid openings for posting and building fine motor skills. 

Introducing early literacy development for Toddlers and Two's through sensory play activities. Promoting early math by measuring, weighing, molding and pouring sand, water, ice, mud, bubbles, confetti, beans and learning language by naming objects and interacting with peers. Using large coffee cans with lid openings for posting and building fine motor skills. 

The Infant Toddler Specialist Group (ITSG) was founded in 2010 by Patricia Hillman and Linda Kimura both veteran Infant Toddler Specialists. ITSG's work focused on supporting local communities across the US to establish and startup programs offering comprehensive child care services for low income, high risk infants, toddlers and their families.

Patricia Founder, Owner and CEO of  Zero To Five Consulting founded in 2005 merged the two company's in 2016 now known as ITSG @ Zero To Five Consulting. 

Linda Kimura the Babies Can’t Wait Lady (retired from ITSG at Babies Can’t Wait) is now writing ebooks for home visitors. Check out The Babies Can’t Wait Home Visiting eBook Series on Amazon.com.

Patricia was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to the US in 1970 she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in December 1990. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a child development student and nanny working in the United Kingdom and in the US with Birth to Five child care facilities and Head Start programs.

Patricia is a former Regional Infant/Toddler Specialist for the National Head Start Training and Technical assistance system on the West Coast, and a former Cadre Trainer/Consultant for the National Head Start Family Literacy and Math Center. Currently Patricia provides training as a Fully Certified Infant/Toddler Instructor for the Program for Infant/Toddler Care at WestEd, and a Federally-approved Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood Curriculum Specialist Reviewer for DHL International. Patrica serves as an Implementation Planner for the EHS - Child Care Partnership program at  Zero to Three - National Center for Infants and Toddlers. 

ITSG @ Zero To Five Consulting specializes in designing education systems for federally and state funded child care services, and delivers training, technical assistance, mentoring and coaching nation wide for adults who work with pregnant women, teen families, infants, toddlers and pre-school children to ensure positive outcomes and optimum services for children and their families. 

Infant Toddler lesson plans are broken down into "Ages and Stages" and designed to nurture and support the rapidly changing stages of growth and developmental from birth to three. Pre-school plans are designed to support ages 3-5 years. 

Young and Non Mobile Infants  0 -12 months
Mobile infants         12- 24 months
Older Toddlers      24- 36 months

Pre-school children ages 3-5 years

Each set of plans includes 12 monthly concepts and themes to emphasize from August through September of each year.

Universal Lesson Planning Tools can be downloaded, adapted and individualized to meet the goals and needs of typically developing children including children with special needs and disabilities.


Nothing Can Top Experience

 
 

The Infant/Toddler Curriculum developed by Patricia Hillman is an excellent tool to plan age and developmentally appropriate activities for very young children. The curriculum has a clear and easy to follow structure, and makes activity planning effortless. The lesson plan format is based on holistic approach to infant/toddler development, and designed to plan group and individual activities reflective of the outcome of individual child assessments. I highly recommend this tool to child development professionals working with infants and toddlers.
— Klara Pakozdi Head Start Director, UCR Child Development Center

Programs Using Universal Lesson Planning Tools

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BY STATE

Texas: Child Care WorkForce Solutions (Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties) Serving over 700 registered and licensed child care, home based facilities and Head Start programs
Hawaii: Maui Family Support Services
California: South LA Head Start
Oklahoma: Delta Head Start