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New Infant Toddler Teacher Orientation Relaunched!

The New Infant Toddler Teacher Orientation (NITTO) launched Monday, January 9, 2023.  This is a free online course aimed at supporting new birth-three staff and administrators. This course has also shown to be beneficial for experienced teachers and even those who work with other ages.  The foundation that is laid during the birth-to-three years impacts everything that follows. Participants will need to have their NCID to login into DCDEE’s site at Once logged in, search for NITTO and request to enroll. You will receive an email from [email protected] with further instructions. 

Topics areas include:

  • NC Early Care & Learning
  • Brain Development
  • Routine Care
  • Classroom Environment
  • Behavior Guidance

There are two ways to participate in this course.

The first is a 7 week long course designed to support teachers in birth-to-three classrooms. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate for 14 DCDEE approved credit hours.

The second is the same online course with 4 additional virtual cohort sessions called NITTO in Action. These sessions are designed to help you process what you are learning within NITTO and help you to implement that information into your classroom. This will be a 7 week long process that takes place while going through NITTO with participants receiving up to 22 DCDEE approved credit hours (14 for NITTO and up to 8 for NITTO in Action). Additional details will be provided after the NITTO enrollment request has been received.

For specific questions about NITTO, please email: [email protected].

Documents to download




2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2200
919-814-6300 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)
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