Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition

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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 * Health and safety ECERS-3 also includes additional Items assessing developmentally appropriate literacy and math activities. Designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 3 through 5 years of age, ECERS-3: * Provides a smooth transition for those already using ECERS-R. * Emphasizes the role of the teacher in creating an environment conducive to developmental gains. * Is designed to predict child outcomes more accurately and with greater precision. * Provides a stronger method of distinguishing between good and truly excellent programs. * Offers a complete training program with ongoing support available at the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) website (www.ersi.info). ECERS-3 is appropriate for state and district-wide QRIS and continuous improvement; program evaluation by directors and supervisors; teacher self-evaluation; monitoring by agency staff; and teacher education. The established reliability and long term evidence of validity of the ERS family of instruments make this new version of ECERS particularly useful for RTTT-ELC accountability and research. Suitable for use in inclusive and culturally diverse programs, ECERS-3 subscales evaluate: * Space and Furnishings * Personal Care Routines * Language and Literacy * Learning Activities * Interaction * Program StructureDevelopmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs serving children from birth through age 8 (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: ... for assessments of child care quality and its relation to child development. ... An evaluation of the implementation of Georgiaa#39;s pre-k program: Report of the findings from the Georgia early childhood study (2002a€“03). Atlanta, GA: ... Available at www.naeyc .org/files/naeyc/PS_technology_WEB.pdf National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2007).

Title:Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition
Author:Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, Debby Cryer
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2014-11-01


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