Caregiver Knowledge of Child Development Inventory


The CKCDI was developed after an extensive review of  measurement instruments designed to assess maternal knowledge of child development.   The CKCDI instrument can be used to help identify whether parents or caregivers are aware of when infants and young children begin to acquire basic developmental skills as well as when caregivers should start to provide children with basic opportunities for developmental stimulation.

This scale contains 20 items and assesses three components of parent knowledge: cognitive and social-emotional development of young infants (questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12); cognitive and social-emotional development of toddlers (questions 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16); and  gross and fine motor development (questions 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19).

Tool

Number of Questions
20
Creator(s) of Tool
Ertem, I.O., Atay, G., Dogan, D.G., Bayhan, A., Bingoler, B.E., Goc, C.G., Ozbas, S., Haznedaroglu, D. & Isikli, S. (2007). Mother’s Knowledge of Young Child Development in a Developing Country. Child: care health and development, 33, 6, 728-737.
Scoring / Benchmarking
The range of scores is 0–40 with higher scores indicating more knowledge. Answers that fall within the correct age range are given 2 points. Answers that fall 1 month below or above the correct age ranges
are given 1 point. All other answers are considered incorrect and receive 0 points.
Background / Quality
The internal consistency of the CKCDI was computed with Cronbach alpha and construct validity was examined by using factor analysis.

The Cronbach alpha of the components were 0.60, 0.60 and 0.38 for factors 1, 2 and 3 respectively. One item, ‘when mothers should begin to give children clean and safe household items to play with’, did not belong to any of the factors. This item was kept in the instrument because it did not affect internal consistency and the practice of using household materials such as pots and pans was a key component of developmental stimulation suggested by the WHO CDI. The internal consistency of the total 20-item scale was a = 0.61.

The principal factor analysis of the 20 items revealed three factors. All items except one (number 20) had a loading of 0.30. These factors were determined to be (1) cognitive and social-emotional development of young infants (seven items pertaining to the development of infants under 6 months of age); (2) cognitive and social-emotional development of toddlers (six items pertaining to the development of toddlers aged 1 year or over); (3) gross and fine motor development (six items).
Is there a cost associated with this tool?
No
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