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Program for Infant/Toddler Care Program Assessment Rating Scale


The PITC PARS is a tool used to observe essential components of infant/toddler group care — from caregiving interactions to the physical environment to program policies and administrative structures. The instrument enables observers to determine the extent to which family child care and center-based programs promote responsive, relationship-based care for infants and toddlers (ages 0–3). (author abstract)


PITC PARS Subscales

Subscale I. Quality of Adult’s Interactions with Children

Subscale II. Family Partnerships, Cultural Responsiveness, and Inclusive

Subscale III. Organization of Group Care

Subscale IV. Physical Environment

Subscale V. Routines and Record Keeping

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United States

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