The Oklahoma Right Start Infant Toddler Project helps improve the quality of child care programs by building a strong relationship-based foundation of care for infants and toddlers. We want our providers to thrive and feel confident in their daily tasks in the classroom to enhance the quality of care the infants and toddlers receive. We will strive to model positive behavior and support providers through resources, trainings and technical assistance.

Benefits to Programs

  • Coaching for teachers related to Pyramid Model Practices.

  • Enhanced, more effective learning environments.

  • Stronger relationships between children and their caregiver.

  • Expanded positive relationships with families.

  • Increased community involvement and support through resources.

Benefits to Professionals

  • Training in effective positive interactions with children and their families.

  • Coaching on methods to develop strong relationships and trust with your children.

  • Support teachers working through developmentally appropriate child behaviors.

  • Personalized observation and specific input to form Quality Improvement Plans for your classroom.

Benefits to Children

  • Relationship-based caregivers.

  • Age-appropriate learning environments.

  • Assistance in building learning environments and learning social skills through play.

Benefits to Families

  • Caregivers who have received specialized professional development in infant and toddler care.

  • Improved opportunities for relationship building with caregivers.

  • Parent meetings to learn new ways to engage in play and have conversation with your children.

Requirements to Participate