With the infant version of the trusted, widely used CLASS® tool, early childhood programs have an accurate and reliable way to assess teacher-infant interactions, a primary component of positive early experiences. Developed for use with children from birth to 18 months, the CLASS® Infant tool specifically focuses on how teachers engage with infants and support their learning and development during everyday routines and activities. With clear guidance and background information, this manual gives you a comprehensive introduction to the CLASS® Infant tool and how to use it effectively. You'll see how this standardized tool assess 4 dimensions of teacher-child interactions, establishes an accurate picture of interactions through repeated observation and scoring cycles, and highlights areas of strength and areas for growth. Spiral-bound. 64 pages.