Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition (ECERS-3)

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Harms, T., Clifford, R. M., & Cryer, D.

The long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, the 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, and Health and Safety. The 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, the 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.
Related Project(s):
Environment Rating Scales
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Citation: Harms, T., Clifford, R. M., & Cryer, D. (2014). Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, third edition (ECERS-3). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.