The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, a staple of early childhood programs, has been updated! Use All About the ECERS-3 to answer your questions about the third edition of this comprehensive assessment tool. It is organized to match the ECERS-3 by subscale item, and indicator. Each section offers clear explanations of how to interpret each item and indicator on the scale, along with photographs of real-world settings. It will help you use the ECERS-3 to accurately assess your early learning environment in the areas of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development, as well as health and safety standards.
Debby Cryer, PhD, a retired scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is cofounder of the Environment Rating Scales Institute. Dr. Cryer has extensive experience assessing early childhood programs in varied settings. She is an author of a variety of resources for early childhood professionals, including the ITERS-3, FCCERS-3, and ECERS-3.
Cathy Riley has more than 28 years’ experience in using the environment rating scales as a lead training, including her work at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Public Health. She has served as a reliability anchor and data collector with projects using early childhood assessment instruments and child outcome measures. Cathy is coauthor of the widely used All About the ITERS-R and All About the ECERS-R, as well as All About Preschoolers, an environment-based curriculum. She is a partner with the Environment Rating Scales Institute.
Tracy Link has more than 20 years’ experience in using the environment rating scales as a classroom teacher and as a lead teacher at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has served as a data collector with evaluation projects, a quest lecturer and clinical instructor for the UNC School of Education, and a presenter at national and international conferences. Tracy is coauthor of All About Preschoolers and is a partner with the Environment Rating Scales Institute.