Quality of Saudi Nurseries: Application of the Translated Infants and Toddlers Evaluation Rating Scale ‘ Third Edition (ITERS-3)


This research examined the quality of a nursery using the translated Infant & toddlers evaluation rating scale (ITERS-3), so that it can be applied for quality evaluation of nursery provision in Saudi Arabia. The case study approach was used where the (ITERS-3) is applied at 6 nurseries (3 public and 3 private) where one of the private nurseries is located at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) that was chosen intentionally for its high-quality standards. The sample classrooms in nurseries were selected; representing 3 levels as follows: infants (4 months, 1 year and 7 months), toddler  (1 year, 7 months – 2 years and 3 months), and children more than two years  (2 years and 3 months – up to 2 years and 8 months). The translated ITERS-3 is applied in theses classrooms to test its utility to the Saudi culture. The research concluded with some recommendations for policy and practice for nurseries in Saudi Arabia, besides it provides guidelines to develop more professionally skilled and competent caregivers.


ITERS nursery quality Saudi Arabia. translation

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    For Code: 111799