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.
To maintain your status as a current QCIT observer or partner trainer, register for the recertification exam here.
Play the video to learn how the QCIT is unique and hear why early childhood professionals are excited to use it.
Certified and provisional observers must use a QCIT rating form to conduct a QCIT observation. After certified and provisional observers completed the QCIT training, they received permission to use the QCIT rating form through September 30, 2022; this date is now extended until further notice. Eventually, observers will be required to purchase a limited license to download and use the QCIT rating form to conduct their desired number of observations. When this license is available for purchase, it will be announced by email and on this website. 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
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