The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network


The Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network (VA ITSN) strives to achieve excellence in early care by increasing the knowledge level and skills of those who care for infants and toddlers, whether in family homes or in centers. Through nine regional offices and infant and toddler specialists located throughout the state, three levels of service are offered to those who care for children birth-36 months:

  • on-site consultation, mentoring, and support for early care programs using quality improvement plans,
  • group training and director forums for caregivers, teachers, and directors, and
  • linkages to existing professional development opportunities for all programs serving infants and toddlers in Virginia.

VA ITSN also has Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultants across the state who support excellence in early care through promotion, prevention, and intervention strategies designed to foster social emotional development and mental wellness.

VA ITSN is a program of Child Development Resources and is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services Grant #93.575, with funds made available to Virginia from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view or opinions contained within this website are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of VA Department of Social Services or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To receive the VA ITSN enewsletter, please click HERE to sign up for our mailing list. For updates and news about the Virginia Infant & Toddler Specialist Network, be sure to like our Facebook page.

Questions or concerns about your child? Call CDR’s TOTS line at 757-566-TOTS.

¿Tiene preguntas acerca de su bebé o niño? llame al 757-566-3300.