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Choosing a Scale

There are four environment rating scales, each designed for a different segment of the early childhood field:

 
Early Childhood Enviroment Rating Scale, Revised Edition
Ages 3 to 5
Infant/Toddler Enviroment Rating Scale
Birth to 2-1/2
School-Age Care Enviroment Rating Scale
Ages 5 to 12
Family Child Care Early Childhood Enviroment Rating Scale
Infancy to School-age

“The Environment Rating Scales have proven to be an invaluable resource for assessing the quality of child care classrooms. These comprehensive tools truly allow providers to see classrooms through the eyes of the children they care for and the results obtained offer clear feedback that helps teachers improve and grow.”
Angela W. Keyes, Director, Quality Start Assessment Team of Louisiana

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Early Childhood Care Environment Materials

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
(ECERS-3)

Third Edition
Due November 2014

“When EC assessment dollars are tight, a comprehensive tool that identifies a broad range of program strengths and captures critical interactions is the perfect solution. Thanks to the authors for ECERS-3!”
Janice Carter, Childhood Services, Arkansas State University

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.

ECERS-R still available from TC Press.

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Edición Revisada
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Video Observations for the ECERS-R (DVD)
Video Observations for ECERS-R (VHS)
Video Guide & Training Workbook for the ECERS–R

Please specify preference for subtitled version when ordering DVDs

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Curriculum Scale
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Companion Scale for ECERS

ECERS-E
The Four Curricular Subscales Extension to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, 4th Edition with Planning Notes

ECERS-E is designed to be used with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale. It not only complements the ECERS but extends the scales to provide additional insights into important aspects of literacy, mathematics, science and environment, as well as practices related to issues of diversity.

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School-Age Care Environment Materials
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School-Age Environment Rating Scale (SACERS)
Revised Edition
Score Sheets in PDF format

Assessment of: Space and Furnishings • Health and Safety • Activities • Interactions • Program Structure • Staff Development • Special Needs Supplementary Items.

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Infant/Toddler Care Environment Materials
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Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS–R)
Revised Edition
Score Sheets in PDF format

Assessment of: Space and Furnishings • Personal Care Routines • Listening and Talking • Activities • Interaction • Program Structure • Parents and Staff.
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Video Observations for the ITERS-R (VHS)
Video Guide & Training Workbook for the ITERS

Please specify preference for subtitled version when ordering DVDs

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Family Child Care Environment Materials
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Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R)
Revised Edition
Score Sheets in PDF format

Assessment of: Space and Furnishings • Personal Care Routines • Listening and Talking • Activities • Interaction • Program Structure • Parents and Provider.

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Video Observations for the FCCERS-R (VHS)
Video Guide & Training Workbook for the FCCERS–R

Please specify preference for subtitled version when ordering DVDs

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A Complete Training Program for the ERS
Video Observations are available for the ECERS-R, ITERS-R and FCCERS-R. These multimedia packages contain an interactive video and an Instructor’s Guide, which explains how to present the various training activities and provides answers and explanations for any questions that may arise. The Video Guide and Training Workbooks containing training activities are sold separately.

Ongoing Support
The Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) website provides:
• A Quick Link for each scale that includes updated Notes for Clarification.
• A wide-range of training options, including live sessions and new online courses.
• A list of frequently asked questions and the option to submit your own questions.
• Additional publications and scales-related materials.

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Administration Scales
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Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management, Second Edition
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Para el Cuidado de Niños en el Hogar

More information on the Administration Scales
for training dates and more information, visit the authors’ website: http://cecl.nl.edu


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