Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the classes offered and how do I register?
Each series (ECERS-R / FCCERS-R / ITERS-R / SACERS) will be offered several times each year in each region of the state. Find dates, locations, and registration information on the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry.
What does it cost to take the class?
Classes supported through the Iowa QRS are free.
Is it necessary to attend all four classes?
Yes. Each class is built upon experiences and knowledge gained from the previous class.
What is the attendance policy?
Each registered participant MUST attend all four sessions and complete all class assignments. If you miss a session you have dropped the course and must register for the next series.
Where can I find blank score sheets for all four ERS scales?
Individual blank score sheets can be found on the Environment Rating Scale page.
Where can I learn more about scheduling an Environment Rating Scale Assessment?
Visit their website to learn more about the Environment Rating Scale Assessment Project. If you would like an assessment, call the Environment Rating Scale Assessment Project office at (515) 294-7875.
- Essentials Child Care Preservice
- New Staff Orientation
- Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training
- Environment Rating Scale Assessment
- Early Learning Online Training
- Child Care Nutrition Training
- Early Childhood Consultation (I-Consult)
- Early Connections to Nature & Science
- Family Storyteller