Frequently Asked Questions

When will the PITC PARS instrument be available?

  • The PITC PARS instrument will be available online in English in fall 2019.
  • Spanish and Chinese translations of the PITC PARS instrument are anticipated to be released by or soon after fall 2019.

What are the PITC PARS Subscale Guides?

  • PITC PARS Subscale Guides help both new and experienced assessors understand and interpret the various elements of program quality measured by the PITC PARS. Specifically, the Guides help assessors understand exactly what aspect(s) of the child care program each sub-item measures, as well as what sort of specific evidence to look for when observing care and how to evaluate that evidence.

When will the PITC PARS Subscale Guides be available?

  • A Guide to the PITC PARS Subscale I: Interactions will available online in English in fall 2019.
  • It is anticipated that the Guides for Subscales II through V of the PITC PARS will be available online in fall 2019.
  • The Subscale Guides for all the subscales are also being translated into Spanish and Chinese.

How can I receive training on the PITC PARS?

  • WestEd will provide training on the PITC PARS.
  • More information about training opportunities will be forthcoming.
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What is the cost of training?

  • More information about costs for in-person training for assessors will be forthcoming.
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