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Location: Statewide

Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 2.25

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Kervick
(802) 398-2037

Using the FCCERS-R to Unpack Quality in Family Child Care Homes Deb Norris

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

This training provides an introduction to the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale – Revised Edition (FCCERS-R), one observational tool STARS Assessors use for consultation and assessment. By walking through some of the scale’s key terms and topics, participants will learn how the FCCERS-R considers quality in a program designed to meet the needs of children of various ages and abilities. Come see examples of high-scoring interactions, conversations, activities, space and furnishings, schedules, and personal care routines; then, celebrate your successes and set a few of your own goals for quality improvement. Objectives: 1. Participants will define the FCCERS-R terms, “accessible,” “much of the day,” “appropriate,” “infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers,” and “supervision.” 2. Participants will identify 5 wise FCCERS-R choices: materials or activities that simultaneously address more than one FCCERS-R indicator. 3. Considering feasibility and fit with their own professional philosophy, participants will write two program quality improvement goals for their programs.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Developmentally Appropriate & Inclusive Practices
  • Curriculum & Learning Environments
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
July 25, 2020
9:30 am - 11:45 am
Additional Information

This 2.25 hour online training will be offered via Zoom, and a link will be emailed in advance of the training. To register, please email elizabeth@mjccvt.org and include your name and your email address. You will receive an email either confirming your enrollment, or notifying you that you have been placed on the waitlist.