This revised version offers practical assistance in the form of Notes for Clarification and an Expanded Score Sheet to simplify scoring. The items and indicators are the same as in the original version. Assess the quality of infant and toddler classrooms and enhance program development with charts detailing levels of quality from inadequate to excellent. Explanatory notes appear on facing pages. Scoring sheets and ITERS-R™ Profile included.
The long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, ECERS-3™ focuses on the full range of needs of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. This widely used, comprehensive assessment tool measures both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental needs of young children, including cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and health and safety. ECERS-3™ also includes Items assessing developmentally appropriate literacy and math activities. Spiral bound. 104 pages.
This widely used program quality assessment instrument is designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 2 1/2 through 5 years of age. It can be used by program directors for supervision and program improvement, by teaching staff for self-assessment, by agency staff for monitoring, and in teacher training programs. The established reliability and validity of the ECERS-R™ make it particularly useful for research and program evaluation.
What are the components of high-quality after-school care for children ages 5-12? How can we evaluate these programs? These are the challenges facing caregivers, schools, agencies, and parents as after-school programs proliferate. The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale®, Updated Edition provides an easy-to-use resource for defining and assessing the quality of both public and private programs caring for school-age children during out-of-school time.
The increasing concern over the effect of child care on children's lives has focused attention on the quality of that care. Since most out-of-home care is provided in family child care homes, the need has grown for an accessible, reliable, and thorough means of assessing the quality and suitability of such settings. Developed through lengthy field testing, research, and revision, the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale®, Revised consists of 32 items, organized under six major headings: Space and Furnishings for Care and Learning, Basic Care, Language and Reasoning, Learning Activities, Social Development, and Adult Needs.
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ERS 101 Online Training is developed and delivered by the authors as an introduction to the Environment Rating Scales! Each course is self-paced, allowing participants to start and stop as often as needed. Each course takes about 5 hours to complete and includes embedded learning checks to assess understanding of key concepts. Available 24/7 on any internet-supported device, scale authors and their staff are on stand-by to answer questions via email (during weekday business hours). Printable certificate and CEU credit is available. Most courses are also available in Spanish.Learn More about ERS 101 Online Courses
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