NC ITP Staff
- Assistive Technology
- Dispute Resolution
- Eligibility Categories
- Fees, Billing & Reimbursement
- Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
- Infant-Toddler Program Services
- Interagency Dispute Resolution
- Lead Agency
- Mandatory Reporting Policy
- Procedural Safeguards
- Public Awareness, Child Find System
- Screenings, Evaluations & Assessments
- Adoptions Procedure
- Assistive Technology Loan Procedure
- Assistive Technology - Tracking Loaned Equipment
- Assistive Technology - iPad Procedures for CDSA AT Contacts
- Assistive Technology - iPad Use as AT in Early Intervention
- Child Assessment
- Child Record Review Tool Checklist
- Child Record Review Guide
- Child Record Review Tool Index
- DocuSign for Program Use Procedures
- Evaluation, Eligibility Determination and Eligibility Categories
- Family-Directed Assessment
- Individualized Family Service Plan
- Infant-Toddler Program Records
- Native Language
- Notice of Rights
- Parental Access to Records
- Parental Consent
- Prior Written Notice
- Record Retention and Disposition
- Record Transfers between CDSAs for Enrolled Children
- Referral Process
- Referral Strategies for Increased Community Awareness and Collaboration
- Service Coordination
- Service Planning and Delivery
- Service Providers
- Serving Children with Feeding and Swallowing Concerns
- Subpoena Procedures
- Surrogate Parent
- Symbol and Abbreviation List
- Talking Points for Family Interactions
- Teleservices Procedures
- Texting Procedures
- Transition from the Infant-Toddler Program
- Transportation and Respite
Staff and providers who work with families with infants and toddlers enrolled in the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) must complete select trainings to ensure that ITP workforce maintains foundational knowledge and skills informed by evidence-based practices necessary to best support our families.
Training and professional development information included on this webpage are updated periodically to include the most up-to-date trainings, resources, and information for our workforce.
- Child Outcomes Summary Form Training (Articulate 360)
- Coaching & Natural Learning Environment Practices (Toolkit)
- Coaching and NLEP FIPP Webinars or Review of the Early Childhood Coaching Handbook and completion of the Quiz
- Putting it into Practice
- Coaching Practices in Teletherapy
- Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
- Pyramid Model
The North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (NC ITP) began implementation of the Pyramid Model at the Winston Salem Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) in the Fall of 2021. The Winston Salem Pyramid Leadership Team has successfully implemented with their first cohort of staff and will begin their second cohort in January 2023 with their remaining staff. What has been learned from their implementation will help inform state-wide implementation of Pyramid Model, expected to begin in the Fall of 2022 at one or two new sites. Over the next several years additional sites will be included until all sites have implemented Pyramid Model. Recently, the Greenville CDSA was selected as the next site to implement Pyramid Model, which is scheduled to begin in January 2023.
For an overview of the Pyramid Model, please visit the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations website. For questions or information about Pyramid Model in the NC ITP please contact Andrea B. Bailey.
- Orientation to the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program
- Introduction to the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
- Infant Mental Health Modules/Competencies
The ITP’s credential is the Infant, Toddler and Family Certificate. It applies to early intervention service coordination and special instruction services. Follow these steps to obtain your certification:
Meet the Standards
Individuals who serve infants and toddlers in the ITP need specialized knowledge and skills. These are necessary in working with the diverse young children, families, caregivers and professionals they will encounter. Potential certificate awardees must have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in one of the following fields:
- Birth-Kindergarten Education
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Special Education
- Elementary Education
- Child Development
- Child and Family Studies
- Human Development
- Family Relations
- Family Studies
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Social Work
- Another human services field
Know the Process
CDSA Early Intervention Service Coordinators and contracted providers of special instruction are eligible to apply for the Infant-Toddler Family Certificate. Complete and submit your application to the CDSA for the county where the services will be provided.
Complete the Process
CDSAs will award or deny the certificate within 30 days of application receipt based on the degree attainment. See specific degrees listed in the
ITP Policy and Procedures for Personnel Certification
Application for Infant, Toddler, and Family Certification
The North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) Guidance for Personnel Certification (Guidance) applies to early intervention service coordination and special instruction services. A Letter of Certification is provided by the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) for the county in which services are provided.
Free Continuing Professional Development Opportunities 2023
Free Continuing Professional Development Opportunities (2019 and prior)
The North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) Guidance for Personnel Certification applies to early intervention service coordination and special instruction services. Under this guidance, continuing professional development is required for all Infant, Toddler, and Family Certificate holders. The annual continuing professional development requirement is 10 contact hours (1.0 CEU) per year, to be obtained between January 1 and December 31 of the year. Contact hours/CEU credits must focus on infants and toddlers with or without disabilities, and their families.
N.C. ITP Documentation of Continuing Professional Development
This is official documentation for continuing professional development, and may be requested by the CDSA for verification of information.
N.C. ITP Continuing Professional Development Organization/Business Request
The ITP maintains a list of credible organizations and businesses that provide evidence-based trainings relevant to infants and toddlers with or without disabilities, and their families. Use this form to recommend a training organization/business to add to the Continuing Professional Development Approved Entities
Be Early Brochure: provides basic information about the ITP and what to do if there are concerns about a child's development. Also includes a checklist of developmental milestones for the first year of life.
Milestones Chart: helps parents determine whether their child is meeting developmental milestones during the first three years.
Assistive Technology Loaning Program: provides proper care and cleaning instructions for assistive technology devices.
- Assistive Technology Care and Cleaning Instructions English
- Assistive Technology Care and Cleaning Instructions Spanish
- Assistive Technology - iPad How-To for AT contacts
- Assistive Technology – iPad Use and Care Instructions English
- Assistive Technology – iPad Use and Care Instructions Spanish
- Assistive Technology Key Points
- Assistive Technology Roadmap for Staff and Providers
Early Childhood Transitions in NC: A Parent's Guide to the Infant-Toddler & Preschool Programs: helps parents be successful partners in planning for their child's transition from the Infant-Toddler Program to the Preschool Program.
- Early Childhood Transitions in NC: A Parent's Guide to the Infant-Toddler & Preschool Programs (English)
- Early Childhood Transitions in NC: A Parent's Guide to the Infant-Toddler & Preschool Programs (Spanish)
Eligibility Definition: describes who is eligible for services in the NC Infant Toddler Program under the Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Growing Up Naturally - Early Intervention in Natural Environments: provides practical information and guidance on the rationale behind the "what," "why," and "how" to provide services in a child's natural environment and the benefits to children, families and the programs that serves them.
Guiding Practices for Early Childhood Transitions in NC: provides an outline of activities, timelines, and recommended practices to facilitate a child's transition from the Infant-Toddler Program to the Preschool Program.
Infant Toddler Program Guidance to Personnel Certification 2014: describes the requirements and competencies necessary to be certified in the ITP.
Infant Toddler Program Guide to Reimbursement Procedures: this document serves as a guide to the Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSA) staff for reporting and billing for services.
Notice of Child & Family Rights: describes the child and family's rights while in the ITP, as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Notice of Child & Family Rights - Condensed Version English
- Notice of Child & Family Rights - Condensed Version Spanish
- Notice of Child & Family Rights- Condensed Version Swahili
- Notice of Child & Family Rights - Full Version English
- Notice of Child & Family Rights - Full Version Spanish
- Notice of Child & Family Rights- Full Version Swahili
Parent Handbook: helps parents understand the role and philosophy of the Infant-Toddler Program and answers key questions concerning its policies and procedures.
Technical Assistance Guide for Focused Monitoring of Procedural Safeguards:
Teleservices Procedures for NC ITP: is a procedural manual for use of teleservices in the NC ITP.
Teleservices Resources for Early Intervention: is a list of provider resources for use of teletherapy within Early Intervention.
Teletherapy in the NC Infant-Toddler Program: is a flyer to help parents decide whether teletherapy is right for them.
- Teletherapy in the NC Infant-Toddler Program (English)
- Teletherapy in the NC Infant-Toddler Program (Spanish)
The Importance of Early Intervention: provides information on the importance, benefits, and the take home messages of early intervention.
Working Together to Support Children's Learning and Development: outlines how CDSA staff and community providers use coaching to help caregivers support their children's learning and development.
Thank you for your interest in employment with North Carolina State Government and the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program.
You may locate jobs with the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program, including the Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs), listed under the category, "Department of Health and Human Services." Examples of positions within the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program include positions such as habilitation specialist, physical therapist, speech and language pathologist, and educational diagnostician, program consultant, and CDSA Director.
NC ITP Job Opportunities (currently posted positions)
State of North Carolina Job Opportunities