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Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist Training

The purpose of the Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) Profe, but remain available as a resource for pre-service orientation, for providers who have credentialing from another state, and as continuing education opportunities for licensed professionals working with children with disabilities, birth to age three, and their families.

ITDS Certificates
The purpose of the Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) Professional Development Program is to ensure that individuals who provide services to young children with special needs and their families, under the Early Steps program, meet the competencies prescribed for the ITDS professional discipline.

The ITDS Training Modules no longer qualify for an ITDS Certificate. Individuals interested in obtaining an ITDS Certificate must enroll in one of the state universities that offer the program for certification. Please refer to the Early Steps Provider Enrollment page for more information about ITDS university programs.

Providers who applied to the Early Steps provider enrollment program prior to July 1, 2006 in the category of "ITDS without a Certificate" have up to twelve months from the date of their online application to complete the ITDS Training Modules and receive their certificate.

 

Select a module below to begin training.

  • Module 1: Infant Toddler Development
  • Module 2: Teaming and Systems in Early Intervention
  • Module 3: Observation and Assessment
  • Module 4: Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs
  • Module 5: Partnerships and Alliances with Families and the Community
  • Module 6: Intervention with Children with Medically Complex Conditions and/or Intensive Special Needs