Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) 

1/30/2015

This report provides an overview of the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (QCCIIT) observation tool, which was designed to measure the quality of caregiver-child interactions in child care settings serving infants and toddlers. The tool can be used across different types of settings and measures caregiver support for infant/toddler social-emotional development, cognitive development, language and literacy development, as well as areas of concern (negative caregiving behaviors).This report provides a detailed explanation of the tool itself, as well as its development and its psychometric properties. The authors provide an overview of the conceptual framework that formed the basis of the development of the tool. They then describe the dimensions that the tool measures. They provide information about the development, administration, scoring, and potential uses of the QCCIIT (e.g. professional development, evaluation, and research), as well as observation methods, interpretation and use of results. The end of the report focuses on the psychometric field test, including reliability and validity findings.

Source: Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families

Available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/measuring-the-quality-of-caregiver-child-interactions-for-infants-and-toddlers-q-cciit

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s