Caregiver-Reported Early Development Instrument (CREDI) Short Form - Brazil

Ready for purposeThe Caregiver Reported Early Development Instrument (CREDI) was designed to serve as a population-level measure of early childhood development (ECD) for children from birth to age three. The Short Form used in Brazil gathers information on the development of five inter-related domains: motor, cognitive, language, social-emotional, and mental health. The measure does not have the ability to provide information about individual children (e.g. as a screener), or specific development within a particular domain (e.g. cognitive).

See CREDI Long Form - China and CREDI Long Form - India for different versions of this measurement tool.

Disclaimer: This tool was not tested in an EiE context. The Measurement Library Reference Group members are including the measure as it shows promise for use in EiE contexts with careful adaptation. 

This tool is part of the Measurement Library. Learn more about the olive tree stages in our Measure Review Criteria. If you'd like to select and adapt a measure, read our Measure Guidance.

Evidence Snapshot

CREDI Short Form shows strong reliability and validity in Brazil, however, it was not tested in an EiE context.
1,265 children

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Program monitoring
About what?
Physical Skills and Health
Paper/pencil format; or other device
By what method?

Resource Info


Published by

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Authored by

Elisa Rachel Pisani Altafim, Dana Charles McCoy, Alexandra Brentani, Ana Maria de Ulhôa Escobar, Sandra J.F.E. Grisi, Günther Fink


Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development

Geographic Focus



Program monitoring

Resource Category:

Physical Skills and Health, Social-emotional Skills