The PITC PARS Subscale Guides I–V are learning resources for all PITC PARS users, including family child care providers, infant/toddler care teachers, program administrators, coaches, researchers, evaluators, and others.
Each of the five Subscale Guides help users of the PITC PARS instrument become familiar with the specific aspects of quality measured by the sub-items in each of the five respective PITC PARS subscales.
The PITC PARS Subscale Guides provide information about the intent of each sub-item, definitions of key terms, guidance for observing sub-items, and examples that demonstrate the sub-item in action. Together, these elements facilitate in-depth understanding for how to interpret each sub-item, which types of evidence to gather, and how to evaluate the evidence collected.
The PITC PARS instrument and subscale guides (in English, Spanish, and Chinese) are projected to become available for purchase in summer 2021.