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What are the abbreviations for all four of the Environment Rating Scales?
There are four Environment Rating Scales (ERS), each designed for a different segment of the early childhood field. Each one of the scales has items to evaluate: Physical Environment; Basic Care; Curriculum; Interaction; Schedule and Program Structure; and Provisions for Parent and Staff.
What is the purpose of ECERS?
Purpose: The ECERS-R is a criterion-referenced tool designed to assess the quality of early childhood learning environments. The scale is designed for single groups of children, such as a classroom or day home. The ECERS-R provides a profile of the overall social/cognitive learning environment on a 1 \u2013 7 rating scale.
What are the 4 environmental rating scales?
There are 4 (four) different tools that are used in the ERS: the Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) and the School Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS).
What is the ECERS rating scale?
The ECERS is a classroom assessment tool designed to measure the quality of group programs for infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) by collecting data through classroom observations and a staff interview. The assessment is a 43-item rating scale organized into seven environmental subscales.
What is the Iters rating scale?
The Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) is an observation instrument to assess the quality in the group-based childcare settings for infants and toddlers up to 30 months of age. The ITERS is one of a set of four Environment Rating Scales developed by the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ersi.info/).
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