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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ECERS-R)®
© 2005 by Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, and Debby Cryer.
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition (ECERS-3)®
© 2015 by Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, and Debby Cryer.
Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ITERS-R)®
© 2006 by Thelma Harms, Debby Cryer, and Richard M. Clifford.
Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (FCCERS-R)®
© 2007 by Thelma Harms, Debby Cryer, and Richard M. Clifford.
School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS)®
© 1995 by Thelma Harms, Ellen Vineberg Jacobs, and Donna Romano White.
School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale, Updated Edition (SACERS-U)®
© 2014 by Thelma Harms, Ellen Vineberg Jacobs, and Donna Romano White.
Program Administration Scale (PAS)
©2004 by Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom
Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS)
© 2009 by Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom
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How the Environment Rating Scales Should Be Used During the COVID-19 Pandemic/in Articles /by Matthew
by Debby Cryer and Dick Clifford Recommendation: ERS assessments should be completed, wherever programs are serving children, to help inform us about the pandemic’s effect on health and safety, but also on the quality of care and learning for children. This information can guide us on how best to maximize the good and minimize the […]
The Power of the Cook/in Articles /by Matthew
One of the many lessons I learned as a teacher of young children was the internal time clock that goes off when it is meal time in a classroom. Children seem to intuitively know when it is time to be fed. If something throws off their predictable schedule life in the classroom can become tumultuous. […]
The Disappearance of Block Play/in Articles /by Matthew
Whatever happened to old fashioned block play? These days many spaces that should be dedicated as a block interest center are filled with lots of colorful plastic distractions— gigantic waffle blocks, a table filled with Duplos, tubs of interlocking manipulatives, and those huge plastic trucks that can only serve one purpose which is to crash […]
A Typical Day Through the Eyes of Children/in Articles /by Matthew
It is 8:00 a.m. and Sean lies in the cozy corner of the toddler room. He is wearing his winter coat and a knit cap covers his face. His arms are tightly folded around his body. He is a large, burly mass of four-year-old boy. A substitute teacher enters the room…. Read the full article […]
Beyond a Fish Tank & Dead Fish: Making the Shift to Continuous Quality Improvement/in Articles, ECERS /by Matthew
One teacher, Patrick Romero, confides in the process his team used several years ago. He poignantly states, “We put a fish tank with a fish in the classroom for the ECERS, but the fish kept dying. We never stopped to consider how to make this a better place for fish to live. We did not reflect […]