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Overview of the Subscales and Items of the ITERS-3

33 Items organized into 6 Subscales

Space and Furnishings

1. Indoor space
2. Furnishings for care, play, and learning
3. Room arrangement
4. Display for children

Personal Care Routines

5. Meals/snacks
6. Diapering/toileting
7. Health practices
8. Safety practices

Language and Books

9. Talking with children
10. Encouraging vocabulary development
11. Responding to children's communication
12. Encouraging children to communicate
13. Staff use of books with children
14. Encouraging children's use of books


15. Fine motor
16. Art
17. Music and movement
18. Blocks
19. Dramatic play
20. Nature/science
21. Math/number
22. Approriate use of technology
23. Promoting acceptance of diversity
24. Gross motor


25. Supervision of gross motor play
26. Supervision of play and learning (non-gross motor)
27. Peer interaction
28. Staff-child interaction
29. Providing physical warmth/touch
30. Guiding children's behavior

Program Structure

31. Schedule and transitions
32. Free play
33. Group play activities

- Introduction
- Development
- Overview of the Subscales and     Items
- Reliability and Validity
- Additional Notes
- Supplementary Materials
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