The Infant Toddler Temperament Tool (IT3) was developed for the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, an Innovation and Support Project funded by the Office of Head Start. The online version of the Infant Toddler Temperament Tool includes a short survey that allows parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers to recognize and explore their own temperament traits and those of a child for which they provide care. The IT3 generates results which support parents and caregivers in understanding how adult and child similarities and differences in temperament traits may affect “goodness of fit.” Along with these results, the IT3 generates simple best practice tips adults can use to foster the unique temperament of each child within their care. The paper versions can be found below.

Social and Emotional Tips for Parents and Providers provides a set of one-page posters that families and early learning practitioners can refer to during specific daily routines including: dressing, meal times, play time, resting and diapering. Putting these posters up around the house or classroom can serve as a reminder of what to say or do to nurture the social and emotional health of their infants every day.