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Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition

Author: Thelma Harms,Debby Cryer,Richard M. Clifford,Noreen Yazejian

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758671

Category: Education

Page: 104

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This revised and updated assessment tool focuses on the full range of needs of infants and toddlers up to 36 months of age and provides a framework for improving program quality. ITERS-3 assesses both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental milestones of infants and toddlers, including: language, cognitive, social-emotional and physical development as well as concern for health and safety.

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition

Author: Thelma Harms,Richard M. Clifford,Debby Cryer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755702

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 6869

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 ( 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

All about the ECERS-R

A Detailed Guide in Words and Pictures to be Used with the ECERS-R

Author: Debby Cryer,Thelma Harms,Cathy Riley

Publisher: Pact House


Category: Classroom environment

Page: 441

View: 7084

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.

School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale


Author: Thelma Harms

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755095

Category: Education

Page: 72

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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: Selected revised Items make scoring more accurate and informative.

Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale

Author: Thelma Harms,Debby Cryer,Richard M. Clifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807747254

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 9517

The 'Family child care environment rating scale' revised edition (FCCER-S) is a thorough revision of the original 'Family day care rating scale' (FDCRS; Harms & Clifford, 1989)"

Foundations of Responsive Caregiving

Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

Author: Jean Barbre

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605542636

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 1562

Understanding the development of infants, toddlers, and twos equips caregivers with the tools and best practices needed to guide, teach, and care for them. This foundational approach provides information on theories of early development, components of high-quality, responsive caregiving, and strategies to support children in their earliest years.

Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), Second Edition

Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807759392

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 2970

The Buisiness Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child care settings. It is applicable for multiple uses, including program self-improvement, technical assistance and monitoring, training, research and evaluation, and public awareness. It is currently embedded in many state quality rating and improvement systems across the US. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 10 items: Qualifications and Professional Development; Income and Benefits; Work Environment; Fiscal Management; Recordkeeping; Provider-Family Communication; Family Support and Engagement; Marketing and Community Relations; Provider as Employer. The second edition includes refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in administering a family child care program.

Program Administration Scale

Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management

Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807752456

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 6614

The Program Adminsitration Scale (PAS) is designed to reliably measure and improve the leadership and management practices of centre-based programs, the only instrument of its kind to focus exclusively on organization-wide administrative issues. This new second edition includes minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in early childhood administration. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 group items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, centre operation, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and pulic relations, technology, and staff qualifications.


The Four Curricular Subscales Extension to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R)

Author: Kathy Sylva,Brenda Taggart

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807751502

Category: Education

Page: 64

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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.

Assessing Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being Sstew Scale for 2-5 Year-olds Provision

Author: Iram Siraj,Denise Kingston,Edward Melhuish

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858566580

Category: Education

Page: 62

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The sustained shared thinking and emotional well-being (SSTEW) scale is designed to consider some of the intentional and relational pedagogical strategies strongly associated with child outcomes. It considers practice that supports children aged between two and five years of age in developing skills in sustained shared thinking and emotional well-being, as well as developing strong relationships, effective communication and aspects of self-regulation. It is designed to be used for research, self-evaluation and improvement, audit and regulation.Using the SSTEW scale alongside other environment scales (including ECERS-E, ECERS-R or ITERS-R) gives users a more complete picture of what high-quality early childhood education and care can look like. It is aspirational in that it considers high quality pedagogy and practice. It can be used by researchers, heads of centres, managers, teaching staff and practitioners, as well as advisory staff and in professional development.

Movement Environment Rating Scale (MOVERS) for 2-6-Year-olds Provision

Improving Physical Development Through Movement and Physical Activity

Author: Carol Archer,Iram Siraj

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858567990

Category: Education

Page: 60

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Physical development is a key component of the curriculum in the great majority of countries. But so far there has been no valid means of assessing the quality of the child's physical experience or the pedagogy and environmental quality of those physical experiences. The Movement Environment Rating Scale (MOVERS) is a new method of measuring the quality of environment and pedagogy in which young children are encouraged to move and be physically active. It applies the methodology used in the ECERS-E and SSTEW rating scales, making it easy for educators already familiar with these well-established scales to adopt. MOVERS has four sub-scales: * Curriculum, environment and resources for physical development * Pedagogy for physical development * Supporting physical activity and critical thinking * Parents/carers and staff MOVERS is an invaluable tool for research, self-evaluation and improvement, audit, and regulation.

Classroom Assessment Scoring System (Class) Forms, Infant

Author: Bridget Hamre,Karen La Paro,Robert Pianta,Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598576054

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Available in packages of 10 booklets, each with 6 observation sheets, 1 scoring summary sheet, and 8 note-taking pages, these are the forms needed to conduct the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) Infant observation. These forms are part the infant version of the trusted, widely used CLASS tool, the bestselling classroom observation tool that measures interactions between children and teachers through brief, repeated observation and scoring cycles. The CLASS® Infant tool was developed for use with children from birth to 18 months and assesses 4 dimensions of teacher–child interactions: relational climate, teacher sensitivity, facilitated exploration, and early language support. Learn more about the entire CLASS system, including versions for toddler programs, pre-K classrooms (in English and Spanish), and K–3 classrooms.

Infant and Toddler Development and Responsive Program Planning

A Relationship-Based Approach

Author: Donna S. Wittmer,Sandy Petersen

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134450094

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134290070. In this comprehensive, applied text, readers see why the study of infants and toddlers is important, why a relationship-based model is important for infant-toddler professionals to use, and what infant and toddler development looks like from pre-birth through age 36 months. Included is information on the theories of infant-toddler development, the role of families and how to engage them in learning and development, and program planning using a relationship-based model. A major focus of the book is on the importance of families' and teachers' relationships and responsiveness in interactions with children. Research-based and yet highly accessible and motivating, the book offers a view of infants and toddlers that respects their capacities and brings compassion to their vulnerabilities, while providing a perspective and voice for teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors to bring to positive and powerful interactions with infants, toddlers, and their families. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos, check your understanding quizzes, and observation invitations. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition

Transforming Early Childhood Environments

Author: Deb Curtis,Margie Carter

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605543721

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 464

The best-selling source of inspiration for early childhood professionals designing learning environments; updated with all new photographs and fresh content

A Fighting Chance

Supporting Young Children Experiencing Disruptive Change

Author: Jane Humphries,Kari Rains

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781605545066

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 3462

A practical must-have resource for those working with young children experiencing disruptive change in their lives

Exploring the Science of Sounds

100 Musical Activities for Young Children

Author: Abigail Flesch Connors

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 0876597320

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 8254

Most preschool teachers have musical instruments in their classrooms, but may not realize they can use them for science explorations. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math—STEAM—these explorations are crucial for laying a solid foundation for later learning. In this book, discover 100 activities that let children ages 3–6 explore the science of music and sound using materials easy to find for a preschool classroom. Children will use their bodies to create sounds, explore the relationship between size and pitch, investigate how tempo affects the way we listen to sounds, create musical instruments, and much more. From the drops of rainwater to the tinkling of wind chimes, the science of sound is all around. You will indulge young children’s curiosity and engage them in scientific inquiry as they explore, listen, observe, experiment, think, and discuss different kinds of sounds and the tools for making them. Through playful activities, explore: Acoustics—what is sound? Volume—loud and soft Tempo—fast and slow Timbre—sound quality Pitch—high and low

Planning in the Moment with Young Children

A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents

Author: Anna Ephgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351625225

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 8855

Young children live in the here and now. If adults are to make a real difference to their learning they need to seize the moments when children first show curiosity, and support their next steps immediately. This book embraces the concept of planning "in the moment" and emphasises the critical role of the adult in promoting child-led learning, giving early years practitioners the confidence and insight to work and plan in the moment, and enabling the children in their care to live, learn, play and develop in the here and now. Planning in the Moment with Young Children maintains a strong link to practice, providing numerous examples of how practitioners can integrate spontaneous planning and rich adult–child interactions into their everyday practice and early years curricula. From timetabling to setting clear rules, creating enabling environments, keeping records and making use of a variety of materials, the book demonstrates the multitude of ways in which practitioners can encourage child autonomy and respond to the unique needs of each child. Examples from practice are rooted in theory, fully contextualised, and exemplified by original documentation sourced from the author’s own experiences and from a wide variety of settings. ? Key features include: over 180 full colour photographs to illustrate practice; photocopiable pages including planning sheets, documentation and activity sheets; advice on working with parents, individual children and groups; tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years; relevance to a range of settings, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and schools. When children are allowed to select where, with what, and how to play, they are truly invested in their play, they become deeply involved and make dramatic progress. This book is an outstanding testament to a responsive and child-led way of working in early years environments. Practitioners will be guided, inspired and supported to work spontaneously and reactively – planning as they go and celebrating the results!

Early Childhood Assessment

Why, What, and How

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Developmental Outcomes and Assessments for Young Children

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309314429

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

View: 9496

The assessment of young children's development and learning has recently taken on new importance. Private and government organizations are developing programs to enhance the school readiness of all young children, especially children from economically disadvantaged homes and communities and children with special needs. Well-planned and effective assessment can inform teaching and program improvement, and contribute to better outcomes for children. This book affirms that assessments can make crucial contributions to the improvement of children's well-being, but only if they are well designed, implemented effectively, developed in the context of systematic planning, and are interpreted and used appropriately. Otherwise, assessment of children and programs can have negative consequences for both. The value of assessments therefore requires fundamental attention to their purpose and the design of the larger systems in which they are used. Early Childhood Assessment addresses these issues by identifying the important outcomes for children from birth to age 5 and the quality and purposes of different techniques and instruments for developmental assessments.

Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching

Author: Terri Jo Swim

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128570102X

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 7777

A well-established reference, INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, 8th Edition, presents a child-centered approach for the child care provider called conscious care giving. This important and well-rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in any child care setting. Reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life, the book emphasizes the child's growth and development, helping you discover how you can best and most effectively influence that development. This edition features new integration of NAEYC and DAP standards as well as new videos that bring concepts to life by showing actual teaching situations. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and personal perspectives of child care professionals, helping you translate theory into practice. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hands-On Science and Math

Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children

Author: Beth R. Davis

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 0876596502

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 4805

Encourage young investigators to feel, listen, smell, taste, and see their way to discovery by seamlessly infusing math and science throughout the school day! As you incorporate all five senses into learning experiences, you will give little innovators the opportunity to observe and explore the world around them. The activities in Hands-On Science and Math: Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children will help you plan engaging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons that will excite children and foster their critical thinking. Children can experience the thrill of scientific inquiry through simple experiments. Designed to work with easy-to-find materials, the Hands-On Science and Math activities are inexpensive and uncomplicated, yet they lay the groundwork for understanding more complex STEM concepts later on.

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