Toddler Basic Program

For parents with toddlers ages 1 to 3 years.

In the Parents and Toddlers Basic Program, parents learn how to:

  • Help their toddlers feel loved and secure
  • Encourage their toddler’s language, social, and emotional development.
  • Establish clear and predictable routines.
  • Handle separations and reunions
  • Use positive discipline to manage misbehavior.

The parenting group format fosters peer support networks and shared learning. Trained Incredible Years® facilitators use video clips of real-life situational vignettes to support the training and stimulate parenting group discussions and problem solving practices.

Order this program set!

+Toddlers Program Topics
  • Part 1 – Child-Directed Play Promotes Positive Relationships
  • Part 2 – Promoting Toddler’s Language with Child-Directed Coaching
  • Part 3 – Social and Emotion Coaching
  • Part 4 – The Art of Praise and Encouragement
  • Part 5 – Spontaneous Incentives for Toddlers
  • Part 6 – Handling Separations and Reunions
  • Part 7 – Positive Discipline-Effective Limit Setting
  • Part 8 – Positive Discipline-Handling Misbehavior

For more details, please see the program Content & Objectives:

Toddler Program Content and Objectives

View the Toddler Pyramid Poster






+Toddler Program Curriculum Set
  • Program Video Vignettes (4 total hours) shown in 13 weekly 2-hour group sessions. Video vignettes are available in 2 formats: 6 DVD set –orNEW 1-year streaming subscription (online streaming English-only)
  • Comprehensive Leader’s Manual, including parent home activities for Toddlers Series
  • Incredible Toddlers: A Guide and Journal of Your Toddler’s Discoveries book
  • Toddlers Parenting Pyramid Poster
  • Toddler Brain Development Neurons Poster
  • Piggy Bank Refrigerator Magnet

Supplemental materials support and enhance the program; they may be purchased separately:

Purchasing Information

+Implementation Cost Information

Please see basic cost information provided below. This is meant to give a general overview of upfront and ongoing costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more particular questions regarding program & book discounts, training costs, etc.

Up Front Costs

Toddler Program (Purchase)

Group Leader Training:  See Workshop Information. Toddler program is covered in the 3-day Basic Parent Group Leader Training (for ages 2-8).

Ongoing Costs

Books for parents

Incredible Toddlers: A Guide and Journal of Your Toddler’s Discoveries


Venue for leading groups

Child care



Be sure to plan for ongoing consultation by phone, online, or in person for new group leaders. Consultation is conducted by certified Incredible Years® Mentors and Trainers. This early support and feedback ensures the parenting groups are delivered with fidelity and are successful. Consultation Fee: $230/hour


Group Leaders are encouraged to apply for certification/accreditation, which promotes fidelity to the program by ensuring optimal outcomes. See Certification section for more details and information on pricing.

Once Group Leaders are certified, they are eligible for training as an Incredible Years® Peer Coach to support to new group leaders as well as teachers. Coaching for teachers involves classroom observations and individual teacher and coach meetings. See Incredible Years Peer Coach Certification for more details.

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+Watch Video Clips from the Curriculum

Incredible Years® Toddler Program Preview

Incredible Toddlers Part 2, Vignette 3 (Clip)

Incredible Toddlers Part 1, Vignette 6 (Clip)

Incredible Toddlers Part 1, Vignette 5 (Clip)

Incredible Toddlers Part 1, Vignette 2 (Clip)

+Combination Baby/Toddler Program Curriculum Set

The Parents and Babies Program can be purchased as a combination program with the Toddlers Program (“Baby & Toddler Parenting Program”).

The content is the exact same for both separate programs, but is combined into one leader’s manual (the first section is Baby, second section is Toddler) and one DVD set (discs 1-3 are Baby, discs 4-9 are Toddler).

Materials include:

  • 9 DVD set -or- NEW 1-year streaming subscriptions for Baby and Toddler Programs (online streaming English-only)
  • Leader’s Manual, including parent home activities for Baby and Toddler Series
  • Incredible Toddlers Book
  • Incredible Babies Book
  • Babies Building Blocks Poster
  • Baby Brain Development Neurons Poster (set of 3)
  • Toddler Parenting Pyramid Poster
  • Toddler Brain Development Neurons Poster
  • Baby Brain Development Magnet
  • Piggy Bank Refrigerator Magnet

Incredible Years® Program Video Streaming Now Available!

The Toddler Basic program is available in online streaming format (available in English only). If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you have the option to order the full program set with a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online. If you already own the program you have the option to add a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online.

Features of the Online Streaming Format:

  • Usable on any device with internet connection. No DVD/USB needed.
  • Easy to navigate video channels for each program part and vignette
  • Unique, secure login for each Group Leader

Learn More at IY Online!

Program Video Available in DVD Format
Language Versions: English, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian

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