6.5 Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers

Presenter: Audra Redick

Title: Early Childhood Specialist

Organization: ICF - Region III Head Start TTA

Workshop Description
Quality infant and toddler care is an essential part of the early childhood care and education continuum. During these uncertain and trying times, how do we ensure that infant and toddler environments continue to evolve? This session will guide you as you reflect on how your program measures the quality of caregiver-child interactions in your infant and toddler classrooms and family daycare homes. The session will also provide you with an introduction to the Quality of Caregiver-Child Interaction for Infants and Toddlers (QCIT), which can be used to assess program quality, promote continuous quality improvement, and as a professional development tool. The introduction to the QCIT will be an overview of what the QCIT measures, how the scale works, and ways that it may be a useful tool in your infant and toddler toolbox.