Have you seen this new book?It includes many creative ideas and concepts for creating high quality, stimulating classrooms with unique characteristics. Have you ever wondered about trying something different, creative, or new, but worried about how this would impact your Environment Rating Scale scores? If so, please click here to submit your idea or question.Over the next few months we will review the ideas and questions that are submitted. Then we will develop resources to address common questions about the new ideas and potential impact on Environment Rating Scale scores, and explain how high quality environments can have creative and unique characteristics. We believe that with careful planning regarding safety and supervision, as well as communication, there are many possibilities for earning credit on various Environment Rating Scale items within the context of NC's assessment process.
A new Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition (ECERS-3) is being released. There are no immediate plans for child care programs completing North Carolina's Environment Rating Scale assessment process to transition to the new Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition (ECERS-3). At this time, the Division of Child Development and Early Education and the North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project will continue to use the ECERS-R.
NCRLAP began using the SACERS-U, the new spiral bound version of the School-age Care Environment Rating Scale (updated) on July 1, 2014. Want to learn more about this updated tool? View the training calendar for upcoming free SACERS-U informational webinars. Scroll down the page for several training resources about the SACERS-U.