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 Structure
Author: Barbara Ann Nilsen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 7th Edition helps pre-service and in-service teachers manage detailed, meaningful documentation of their young students' development and achievements while attending to the other functions necessary to keep children safe and actively involved in learning. This all-purpose guide provides a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's growth in all developmental areas. It also presents observation methods, reviews principles of child development as a framework for observation, and applies appropriate practice to authentic assessment. The text also provides many different practical observation forms that any teacher can modify and use to document children's development and learning. This edition features integrated coverage of NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and learning objectives. Real-life examples, practical tips, forms with clear instructions, and step-by-step guidelines for gathering observational information and building a portfolio for each child make the book useful to teachers in training as well as practicing professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Eva L. Essa
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2019-01-09
Introduction to Early Childhood Education provides current and future educators with a highly readable, comprehensive overview of the field. The underlying philosophy of the book is that early childhood educators’ most important task is to provide a program that is sensitive to and supports the development of young children. Author Eva L. Essa and new co-author Melissa Burnham provide valuable insight by strategically dividing the book into six sections that answer the “What, Who, Why, Where, and How” of early childhood education. Utilizing both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) standards, this supportive text provides readers with the skills, theories, and best practices needed to succeed and thrive as early childhood educators.
ECERS-E is designed to be used with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R), an internationally recognized measure of quality in education and care. It not only complements the ECERS-R 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. Given the current focus on emerging literacy and numeracy skills, the ECERS-E provides guidance on the kinds of environments that enhance learning in preschool settings.
The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Extension (ECERS-E) has been developed by Kathy Sylva, Iram Sraj-Batchford and Brenda Taggart as an instrument to measure quality in literacy, numeracy, science and diversity, as observable in pre-school settings. The scales are in accord with the United Kingdom's Foundation Stage Curriculum. ECERS-E complements the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales-Revised (ECERS-R), an internationally recognized measure of quality in education and care. Although originally devised as a research tool, the scales have been used by early years practitioners during self audits to determine quality of provision. This practical handbook will be of interest to all those concerned with providing a quality environment in which young children's learning can flourish.
ABSTRACT: Quality in early childhood education is an important topic in many countries. Research suggests that high-quality preschool provides many long-term benefits for young children and society. How to measure early childhood quality however can be problematic. One approach has been the use of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS), an observational scale of the learning environment created in the United States of America. The scale has been used in over 30 countries and translated into different languages. This article discusses cultural issues in relation to the use of ECERS-3 in Swedish preschools. While many of the indicators are easily transferable, some need cultural consideration. These include understanding the Swedish child perspective as expressed in the preschool curriculum, Swedish preschool design and Swedish pedagogy around interaction and safety issues. The article suggests that an adaptation of the scale is needed to be implemented effectively in the Swedish preschool context.
This resoruce provides step by step instruction on how to design a quality day care environment. It should be used side by side with the ECERS-R, the scale used to develop and quantify quality standards in Canada, the USA, and abroad. It includes the How, What and Why for Each indicator, seven sub-scale items, step-by-step instructions, and over 700 colour photos. The usage of this book can ensure accurate ECERS-R assessment by: early childhood practitioners, to improve classroom quality; technical staff, wanting to provide guidance to practitioners; licensing staff, who need to evaluate the quality of a program; and researchers, who need to use the scale correctly and reliably. The format is organized to match the format of the assessment, by subscale, item and indicator. They provide clear, print explanations of how each indicator within each item is to be interpreted.
Internationale Vergleichsstudien haben zu einer Diskussion über die Qualität frühkindlicher Bildung sowie die Professionalisierung von Elementarpädagog/inn/en geführt. Befunde aus Längsschnittstudien belegen den Einfluss fachlicher Kompetenzen des Personals auf die Entwicklung von Kindern, dabei geraten neben pädagogisch-psychologischen zunehmend bereichsspezifische fachliche Kompetenzen in den Fokus. Das Forschungsprojekt 'PRIMEL' untersucht die Qualität des pädagogischen Handelns von Fachkräften im Freispiel sowie in domänenspezifischen Bildungsangeboten in Kindertageseinrichtungen und vergleicht dabei Fachkräfte mit unterschiedlichem Ausbildungshintergrund: Erzieher/innen mit fachschulischer Ausbildung in Deutschland, Kindheitspädagog/inn/en mit akademischer Ausbildung in Deutschland sowie Kindergartenlehrpersonen mit akademischer Ausbildung in der Schweiz.
This new book in the Environment Rating Scale® Family presents best practices for coaches to use in their work with teachers and administrators to help them improve classrooms and teaching practices. The author includes guidance and activities for facilitating group meetings, professional learning communities, and staff workshops. Appropriate for use with ECERS-3 and ECERS-R. Book Features: Outlines the nuts and bolts of coaching with ECERS in a way that has meaning and impacts classroom practice.Provides an overview of adult learning and coaching strategies, incorporating techniques for coaching novice and experienced teachers, as well as administrators.Examines the diversity of roles, from peer coaching to coaching from the inside or outside of the program, to administrators and supervisors who coach within their role.Presents the case for building onsite program capacity for coaches who target their efforts with administrators.Offers hands-on advice, strategies, and tools including “ECERS Tips” and “No, No, Never, Nevers,” as well as helpful resources to support coaches and administrators. “We, the authors of the ECERS, thank Holly for writing this much-needed resource, and hope that the book eases the challenges that coaches face every day.” —From the Foreword by Debby Cryer, Richard M. Clifford, Thelma Harms, and Noreen Yazejian “In her very practical and straightforward style, Dr. Seplocha breaks down the ECERS subscales into easy-to-tackle steps that will more readily lead to improvements in program quality.” —Judy Jablon, Leading for Children “Seplocha’s approach helps coaches focus their efforts beyond getting a good ECERS score to what is truly critical: getting the best results for children.” —Deborah Stahl, consultant, early childhood implementation
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 SACERS 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. This updated, spiral-bound edition is reformatted so that each Item appears on its own page, along with Notes for Clarification and Questions. The expanded Scoresheet can be copied from the book or downloaded from the TC press website: www.tcpress.com. Selected revised Items make scoring more accurate and informative.