Observing the Quality of Infant/Toddler Care
The Program for Infant/Toddler Care Program Assessment & Reflection System (PITC PARS) is a resource to use for observing, documenting, and reflecting on the essential aspects of infant/toddler group care — from caregiving interactions to the physical environment to program policies and administrative structures.
Quality of Adult's Interactions with Children
Is about the responsiveness of individual teachers' interactions with the infants and toddlers in their care.
Family Partnerships, Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusive Care
Is about the extent to which caregiving practices, the care environment, and program policies are responsive to cultural and family practices as well as the unique needs of children.
Organization of Group Care
Is about the extent to which the program’s structure, procedures, and practices provide a solid foundation for providing responsive care and meeting infants’ and toddlers’ individual needs.
Is about the extent to which the program provides indoor and outdoor environments that support infants’ and toddlers’ developmental needs and learning.
Routines and Record Keeping
Is about the extent to which caregiving routines and program procedures promote infants’ and toddlers’ safety and health.