Infant/Toddler Quality Improvement Project (ITQuIP)

After completing the original WVIT 50 hour module training, a caregiver may elect to participate in ITQuIP. This is a year-long commitment involving the caregiver, director and Infant/Toddler Specialist, beginning with an observation using the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-R) to determine the classroom’s strengths and areas for improvement. The caregiver, director and specialist then create a plan of action to address any health and safety issues brought to light during the ITERS-R observation. The plan of action allows for monthly technical assistance visits by the specialist to assist with areas of improvement through coaching, other trainings, referrals and resources.