[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2011)]
[Page 30367]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12669]



Administration for Children and Families

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Measurement Development: Quality of Caregiver-Child 
Interactions for Infants and Toddlers (Q-CCIIT).
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation 
(OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to develop a new 
observation measure to assess the quality of child care settings, 
specifically the quality of caregiver-child interaction for infants and 
toddlers in nonparental care. The measure will be appropriate for use 
across child care settings, center-based and family child care settings 
as well as single- and mixed-age classrooms.
    The two-year data collection activity will include two phases: (1) 
A pilot test and (2) a psychometric field test. We will request 
information about the child care setting, its classrooms and families 
for recruitment into the study. Information will be collected through 
observations, focus groups, and questionnaires.
    In the pilot and field tests, the new Q-CCIIT observation measure 
will include observing a small group activity structured with a common 
task and asking follow-up observation questions. Caregivers observed 
will also complete a background questionnaire. Focus groups to obtain 
stakeholder input on caregiver-child interactions will be conducted 
separately with parents, caregivers, and training and technical 
assistance providers. Focus group participants will also complete a 
demographic questionnaire. Parents of children served by caregivers 
will complete a questionnaire on their child's competencies related to 
cognitive, language/communication, and social-emotional development. 
Parents will complete this questionnaire, which will also include 
family and child characteristics, once in the pilot test and twice in 
the field test, at the start of the field test and 6 months later to 
assess growth.
    The purpose of this data collection is to support the 2007 
reauthorization of the Head Start program (Pub. L. 110-134), which 
calls for periodic assessments of Head Start's quality and 
    Respondents: Child care setting representatives (directors or 
owners), caregivers (center-based and family child care settings), 
parents of children in those child care settings, and training and 
technical assistance providers.

Annual Burden Estimates

                                                  Annual  number     Number of        Average        Estimated
                   Instrument                           of         responses per    burden hour    annual burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
1. Child care setting recruitment form..........             190               1             0.5              95
2. Q-CCIIT measure-small group activity and                  290               1            0.25              73
3. Caregiver background questionnaire...........             520               1            0.25             130
4. Focus group interview guide..................              20               1            1.90              38
5. Parent focus group demographic questionnaire.              10               1            0.10               1
6. Caregiver focus group demographic                           5               1            0.10               1
7. Training and technical assistance provider                  5               1            0.10               1
 focus group demographic questionnaire..........
8. Parent-report child competence questionnaire.             880               2            0.75           1,320
    Estimated total annual burden hours:........  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,659

Additional Information

    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research 
and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, 
Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: 
[email protected].

OMB Comment

    OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having 
its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following:
    Office of Management and Budget Paperwork Reduction Project Fax: 
    Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and 

    Dated: May 17, 2011.
Steven Hanmer,
OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-12669 Filed 5-24-11; 8:45 am]