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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 4.5

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

The ECERS-3: Overview of the Framework, and What Makes Those Interest Centers so Special Deb Norris

Special Topics:
Sponsor: STARS
Instructor: Ann Dillenbeck, January O’Donnell, and Nikki Bearor

The ECERS-3 is an early childhood program evaluation tool that assesses how programs address the physical, social-emotional, and cognitive domains of preschoolers, and provide for the health and safety of the children in their care. The first of these two interactive sessions offers a broad overview of the ECERS-3. Participants will discuss the framework of the tool, and study the importance of how interactions and instruction are woven throughout the scale. The second day focuses on Interest Centers, and why the authors value this prescriptive level of classroom arrangement. By the end of this two-day training, participants will gain insight into how the scale is administered, identify principle terms used throughout the scale, and learn the differences between play areas and interest centers. Participants will identify areas of their practice that need attention and how to enhance the quality of their programs.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
July 28, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
July 29, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Additional Information

This is an online, two-part training. Attendance at both sessions is required to earn professional development credit. It will be helpful for participants to have access to a copy of the ECERS-3 (ECERS, third edition) for this training. A Zoom link will be sent in advance of the training. To register, please email elizabeth@mjccvt.org and include your name, your email address, and the name of the child care program where you are employed. You will receive an email either confirming your enrollment, or notifying you that you have been placed on the waitlist.