ITSG | Infant Toddler Specialist Group

At ITSG, we understand Best Practices for Infants and Toddlers

We specialize in designing Early Head Start (EHS) systems, and delivering beginning and ongoing training & technical assistance to adults who work with infants and toddlers to ensure positive outcomes and optimum EHS services.

ITSG founders and owners Linda Kimura and Pat Hillman each have over 30 years of experience in Head Start and Early Care and Education



  Pat, the Birth To Five Curriculum Specialist

 ITSG/Zero to Five Training and Consultation

Featuring Pat Hillman’s Universal Lesson Planning Tools © “Designing Developmentally Appropriate Infant/Toddler Curriculum For Center Based, Home Based and Play Groups


 Linda, the Babies Can’t Wait Lady

ITSG/Babies Can’t Wait Training and Consultation

Featuring training based on Linda Kimura’s books and knowledge of early literacy, culture, and home-based & center-based options.   Check out Linda’s upcoming trainings HERE


ITSG Associate Consultants 

In addition to ITSG Principal Consultants, EHS Start Up Planners and Infant/Toddler Specialists, ITSG partners and collaborates with a diverse group of EHS Content Specialist Associates who understand “Best Practices” for serving Infants/Toddlers and Pregnant Women and who will assist programs to ensure that the linguistic and cultural diversity is supported within each Head Start Program and Community

ITSG and its associates provide expert, responsive and realistic consultation and professional development services. ITSG services are designed to meet the Head Start Performance Standards for serving Infants/Toddlers, and to ensure that goals and objectives for Head Start programs are implemented successfully.


T/TA Services

ITSG offers a wide range of training opportunities and technical assistance, both on site and off site, to support the professional development of Infant Toddler Practitioners and Management Staff.


EHS Grant Support

ITSG offers professional design, training and technical assistance services to support EHS Expansion or Enhancement grants.

Vitas available upon request.




Infant/Toddler Resources

ITSG connects professionals to current resources and research based practices designed for serving infants, toddlers, families, and pregnant women.