Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Training
June 7th, June 14, June 21, and June 28th 6:30pm - 8:30 pm at ISU Extension Clarion, IA
Interested in improving the quality of your child care program?
Sometimes small changes can make a big difference!
The Environment Rating Scales are nationally recognized tools used to assess and improve the quality of child care programs.
Environment Rating Scale workshops offer step-by-step guidance for making helpful changes that can make a real difference in the work you do with young children.
Environment Rating Scale Classes
Find and register for an Environment Rating Scale Class at http://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/trainingregistry/
- ECERS-R – Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
- FCCERS-R – Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale
- ITERS-R – Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale
- SACERS – School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale
- Additional Notes for Clarification can be found at http://ers.fpg.unc.edu/
What does the training involve?
Each workshop series consists of four 2-hour workshops. Workshops are fun, interactive and “hands-on”. Learners will have an opportunity to:
- talk and share with other early childhood professionals
- begin a self–assessment
- participate in an on-site observation
- practice using the scale
- begin a program improvement plan
- complete class assignments to reinforce learning
Each learner will receive:
- ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R, or SACERS book
- helpful handouts
- self–assessment form
- program improvement plan
- 8 hours Iowa Department of Human Services child care licensing credit
- approved for National Administrator's Credential NAC continuing education units
- approved for Iowa State University Continuing Education Units
- Meets Iowa QRS requirements (2 points)
How does this training meet Iowa QRS requirements?
A director or assistant director can earn two QRS points for their program by completing one of the ITERS-R, ECERS-R or SACERS training series. However, program staff are also welcome to attend if there are available openings. Family child care providers are encouraged to attend the FCCERS-R training and will earn two QRS points for their program by completing the class and all homework assignments.
Learners who complete a self-assessment and a program improvement plan have the opportunity to earn additional QRS points.
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