This project will include a series of studies of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Third Edition (ECERS-3; Harms et al., 2015) to interrogate and provide solutions related to racial equity with a particular lens towards anti-bias and culturally grounded practices. The goal of this series of studies is to develop recommendations that could be used to inform the next revisions of the ECERS-3, a global early care and education quality measure for children aged 3-5 that examines quality from the child's perspective. The project will include listening sessions with Black and Hispanic/Latine teachers, directors, and technical assistance providers; analyses of existing data; and classroom observations in 250 classrooms.
ECERS-3: Identifying Gaps and Equity Challenges
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
10/21/2021 to 09/30/2023