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