Assessing the Quality of Infant/Toddler Care
The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Program Assessment Rating Scale (PITC PARS) is a tool used to measure essential aspects of infant/toddler group care — from caregiving interactions to the physical environment to program policies and administrative structures.
Quality of Adult's Interactions with Children
Assesses the responsiveness of individual teachers' interactions with the infants and toddlers in their care.
Family Partnerships, Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusive Care
Assesses the extent to which caregiving practices, the care environment, and program policies are responsive to cultural and family practices as well as the unique needs of children.
Organization of Group Care
Assesses the extent to which the program’s structure, procedures, and practices provide a solid foundation for providing responsive care and meeting infants’ and toddlers’ individual needs.
Assesses the extent to which the program provides indoor and outdoor environments that support infants’ and toddlers’ developmental needs and learning.
Routines and Record Keeping
Assesses the extent to which caregiving routines and program procedures promote infants’ and toddlers’ safety and health.