A measure that gives the early childhood community a rich view into the quality of early care and education settings.
The QCIT (formerly Q-CCIIT), is a single evidence-based observational measure for use in child care and early education settings that serve infants and toddlers. The QCIT uses rich data to open a window into the responsiveness of caregivers and the indicators of quality interactions in caregiver-child relationships.
Early childhood administrators, coaches, practitioners, training and technical assistance providers, researchers, evaluators, and higher education instructors can use the QCIT to inform research, enhance professional development by leveraging caregiver strengths, or guide administrator decision making.
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The QCIT user's guide, rating forms, additional trainings, and recertification exams are now available for purchase in our online store.Go to Store
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Certified and provisional observers must use a QCIT rating form to conduct a QCIT observation. After March 15, 2023, observers must purchase a limited license to download and use the QCIT rating form to conduct each observation. Observers use one rating form per observation. You may purchase this license at the QCIT store. Please contact the QCIT team if you have questions.
Questions about QCIT?
Contact us to get more information about this measurement tool, or call us toll-free at 1-833-QCIT123 (833-724-8123).
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EVIDENCE & INSIGHTS
Supporting Responsive Caregiving for the Youngest Children (Journal Article)
This article examines whether the Quality of Care for Infants and Toddlers is a reliable and valid measure of quality interactions in diverse childcare settings, and whether it is sensitive to change through participation in a professional development intervention with infant and toddler caregivers.Learn more
A Snapshot of Quality in Child Care Centers That Partner with Early Head Start Programs: Insights from Baby FACES 2018
Teacher–Child Relationship Quality and Beyond: Unpacking Quality in Early Head Start Classrooms in 2018
The We Grow Together Professional Development System, Final Report of the 2019 Field Test
Early Head Start Programs, Staff, and Infants/Toddlers and Families Served: Baby FACES 2018 (Data Tables)
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