Caregiver-Reported Early Development Instrument (CREDI) Long Form - China

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 117-item Long Form used in China 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). 

See CREDI Long Form - India and CREDI Short Form - Brazil 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 Long Form shows strong reliability and validity in China, however, it was not tested in an EiE context.
946 children

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Program evaluation
About what?
Physical Skills and Health
Paper/pencil format
By what method?

Resource Info

Published by

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Authored by

Ying Li, Lei Tang, Yu Bai, Shuhang Zhao, and Yaojiang Shi


Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development

Geographic Focus



Formative feedback, Program evaluation

Resource Category:

Physical Skills and Health, Social-emotional Skills