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Location: Milton

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 3

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Putting the ECERS-3 to Use: Enhancing Quality in Preschool Classrooms Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: STARS
Instructor: Ann Dillenbeck

The Third Edition of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS-3), like the Revised Edition before it, is an observational tool used to assess global classroom quality. The ECERS-3 considers the connection in early childhood classrooms between the physical environment, children’s relationships with one another and with significant adults, and instruction. What makes the ECERS-3 both more reliable and predictive of child development outcomes? How have the authors chosen to measure developmentally appropriate practice, efforts to ensure children’s health and safety, and the physical environment in preschool classrooms? This 3-hour training highlights Third Edition changes to the ECERS and introduces attendees to the tool through small group activities and examples from high-scoring classrooms. Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will list 5 key differences between the ECERS-R and the ECERS-3. 2) Participants will identify ECERS-3 Items that address teacher-child interaction. 3) Participants will design at least one classroom interest center that meets the ECERS-3 definition. 4) Using videos, participants will find evidence of ECERS-3 indicators related to meals/snacks, staff use of books with children, math in daily events, and becoming familiar with print.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Preschool/PreK
  • Mentors/Coaches
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
July 16, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Additional Information

Please email stars@mjccvt.org to register for this training. A confirmation email will be sent to you to confirm your registration. The training will be held in the upstairs conference room at the Milton Family Community Center, 23 Villemaire Lane, Milton, VT, 05468. Participants should arrive at 9:15 AM and should bring their ECERS-3 booklet for use during the training. The ECERS-3 booklet can be purchased from Amazon or Kaplan.