Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant & Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools), 2015 - 2020

Project Overview

The Quality of Caregiver-Child Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT) observation tool was developed between 2010-2014 to assess the quality of early care and education (ECE) settings for infants and toddlers in non-parental care—specifically, the support that caregivers provide for the social-emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive development of infants and toddlers. The Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care (Q-CCIIT PD Tools) project supports ACF’s vision for helping ECE programs and staff deliver quality services that promote positive outcomes for young children. Launched in September 2015 and led by Mathematica Policy Research and its partners, the Q-CCIIT PD Tools project will:

  • Create research-based Professional Development (PD) resources and materials that align with the Q-CCIIT.
  • Design and conduct a field test to examine use of the PD tools in conjunction with the Q-CCIIT.
  • Design a large-scale implementation and evaluation study of the measure and PD tools.

The point of contact are Ann Rivera and Amy Madigan.

  • Professional Development Tools to Improve the Quality of Infant and Toddler Care: A Review of the Literature

    Published: January 19, 2017

    This report and accompanying materials summarize the state of the field on in-service professional development methods for early childhood caregivers. This comprehensive literature review draws on empirical studies, reviews, and meta-analyses conducted within the past 10 years and websites of leading organizations to identify the most promising methods and practices for improving caregiver interactions with young children...

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