Author: Thelma Harms,Debby Cryer,Richard M. Clifford,Noreen Yazejian
Publisher: Teachers College Press
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.
Author: Thelma Harms,Richard M. Clifford,Debby Cryer
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Presents an evaluation method for quality assessment of preschool, kindergarten, and child-care classrooms.
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
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.
Author: Thelma Harms,Debby Cryer,Richard M. Clifford
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)"
Research Implications for Early Child Care
Author: Samuel L. Odom,Elizabeth P. Pungello,Nicole Gardner-Neblett
Publisher: Guilford Press
Identifying factors related to poverty that affect infants, toddlers, and their families, this book describes promising early child care and intervention practices specifically tailored to these children and families' needs. Leading authorities from multiple disciplines present cutting-edge research and discuss the implications for practice and policy. Contributors review salient findings on attention, memory, language, self-regulation, attachment, physical health, family processes, and culture. The book considers the strengths and limitations of existing early intervention services for diverse populations and explores workable ways to improve them.
Improving Physical Development Through Movement and Physical Activity
Author: Carol Archer,Iram Siraj
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
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.
Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management
Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom
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
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 Infants and Toddlers in Natural Contexts
Author: Gail L. Ensher,Tasia P. Bobish,Eric F. Gardner
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
A text for students taking courses in Assessment and Early Childhood Special Education, as well as professionals in the field, who work with families and young children, birth to age three.
Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Author: Jean Barbre
Publisher: Redleaf Press
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.
Author: Thelma Harms,Richard M. Clifford
FDCRS consists of 32 items, organized under six major headings: Space and Furnishings for Care and Learning -- Basic Care -- Language and Reasoning -- Learning Activities -- Social Development -- Adult Needs. Eight additional items are included for rating a day care home's provisions for special-needs children. Each book contains one score sheet. Packages of 30 score sheets can be ordered separately.
Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale : Extension (ECERS-E), Four Curricular Subscales
Author: Kathy Sylva,Iram Siraj-Blatchford,Brenda Taggart
Publisher: Trentham Books
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.
A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents
Author: Anna Ephgrave
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, are fully contextualised, and are 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, with individual children and groups tailored guidance on working with children at different stages of development from birth to age 6 years with 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!
Author: Cindy Terebush
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The world today’s children live in is much different than the world we knew at their age. That’s obvious. Yet some of our approaches with young children haven’t changed. All of us—and especially our young children—must have appropriate expectations in order to succeed. All of us, children and adults, learn more when we find the task to be enjoyable, challenging and yet achievable. Teach the Whole Preschooler will guide teachers through reconsidering your routines, your approaches, your actions, and reactions. It considers the whole child—students not only as vessels for information but as emotional human beings with newly emerging socialization skills and cognitive abilities who need to figure out their world. You will learn how to approach learning experiences with thoughtful consideration and you’ll find strategies for updating your interactions and lessons. Chapters in the book cover everything from socialization and behavioral expectations to emotional capacity and assessing reading and writing readiness. Teachers will learn how to have realistic expectations of themselves as well as their young students while preparing them for the years ahead. Readers will be encouraged to think about these questions: • Why am I doing the activities that I do and are they meaningful? • Am I doing everything possible to form a positive foundation for the students? • Do I need to let the ideas from the past go in order to make room for new approaches? Terebush ends each chapter with discussion points for your communication with parents—a vital part of teaching and something that is often overlooked. Acknowledging that there isn’t a quick fix, this book will guide readers to lead classrooms that intentionally promote a love of learning, positive self-image, and pro-social behavior that values the perceptions, thoughts and emotions of our youngest students. Through humor and relatable stories, Teach the Whole Preschooler provides new ideas, helpful hints, and strategies for a more effective experience for teachers, students, and parents.
Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children
Author: Beth R. Davis
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
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.
Supporting Young Children Experiencing Disruptive Change
Author: Jane Humphries,Kari Rains
A practical must-have resource for those working with young children experiencing disruptive change in their lives
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
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.