Measure caregiver-child interactions in settings that serve infants and toddlers.
The QCIT (formerly Q-CCIIT), is an evidence-based observational measure of the quality of caregiver–child interactions in early care and education settings that serve infants and toddlers. QCIT provides a single measure that can be used in multiple types of settings, and addresses early childhood caregiver competencies across the 0-3 age span.
Early childhood administrators, coaches, practitioners, training and technical assistance providers, researchers, evaluators, and higher education instructors can use QCIT to better understand the quality of interactions between caregivers and young children. This understanding of quality can inform professional development, research, or administrator decision making.
QCIT Webinar: Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions
For an overview of the QCIT, watch a 57-minute recording of the March 17, 2020 webinar.
Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, we are still working on getting annual recertification exams in place. We are extending the QCIT certification status of currently certified and provisional QCIT observers through September 30, 2022. We will provide more information about the recertification process in summer 2022 when exams become available.
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EVIDENCE & INSIGHTS
Measuring the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT)
The Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) observation tool was developed to measure the quality of child care settings serving infants and toddlers, including center-based care and family child care homes, single-age classrooms, and mixed-age settings.Learn more
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