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Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ITERS-R)

Harms, T., Cryer, C., & Clifford, R. M.

A thorough revision of the original ITERS, designed to assess center-based child care programs for infants and toddlers up to 30 months of age. Scale consists of 39 items organized into 7 subscales: Space and Furnishings, Personal Care Routines, Listening and Talking, Activities, Interaction, Program Structure, and Parents and Staff. New curriculum and program items in the revised ITERS include: Helping children understand language; Nature/science; Use of TV, video and computer; Free play; and Group play activities. Items have been added to make the scale more inclusive and culturally sensitive, to address professional needs of staff, and to reflect the latest health and safety information. Featuring a new spiral binding, the updated ITERS-R offers more practical assistance in the form of additional notes for clarification and an Expanded Score Sheet, which incorporates notes and tables to assist in scoring.