Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition

Author: Thelma Harms,Richard M. Clifford,Debby Cryer

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755702

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 7727

The long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, 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 Health and safety 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, 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. Offers a complete training program with ongoing support available at the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) website (www.ersi.info). ECERS-3 is appropriate for state and district-wide QRIS and continuous improvement; program evaluation by directors and supervisors; teacher self-evaluation; monitoring by agency staff; and teacher education. The established reliability and long term evidence of validity of the ERS family of instruments make this new version of ECERS particularly useful for RTTT-ELC accountability and research. Suitable for use in inclusive and culturally diverse programs, ECERS-3 subscales evaluate: Space and Furnishings Personal Care Routines Language and Literacy Learning Activities Interaction Program Structure

Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children's Development

Author: Barbara Ann Nilsen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305501004

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 3510

WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 7th Edition helps pre-service and in-service teachers manage detailed, meaningful documentation of their young students' development and achievements while attending to the other functions necessary to keep children safe and actively involved in learning. This all-purpose guide provides a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's growth in all developmental areas. It also presents observation methods, reviews principles of child development as a framework for observation, and applies appropriate practice to authentic assessment. The text also provides many different practical observation forms that any teacher can modify and use to document children's development and learning. This edition features integrated coverage of NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and learning objectives. Real-life examples, practical tips, forms with clear instructions, and step-by-step guidelines for gathering observational information and building a portfolio for each child make the book useful to teachers in training as well as practicing professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Vygotsky’s Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research

Russian and Western Values

Author: Nikolay Veraksa,Sonja Sheridan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351579401

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 2835

Drawing upon in-depth analyses of Lev Vygotsky’s theories of early childhood and investigating the ways in which his ideas are reflected in contemporary educational settings, this book brings into sharp relief the numerous opportunities for preschool learning and development afforded by Vygotskian approaches. Discussion of recent developments in the understanding and implementation of Vygotsky’s ideas in Western and Russian contexts facilitates comparison, and provides readers with fresh impetus to integrate elements into their own practice. Chapters are clearly structured and address the multitude of aspects touched upon by Vygotsky, including cognitive development, communication and interaction, play, literacy and the quality of preschool settings. Providing a comprehensive exploration of current stances on Vygotsky's ideas in diverse cultural-historical contexts, Vygotsky's Theory in Early Childhood Education and Research will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, educators and politicians involved in early years education.


The Four Curricular Subscales Extension to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R)

Author: Kathy Sylva,Brenda Taggart

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807751502

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 5191

ECERS-E is designed to be used with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R), an internationally recognized measure of quality in education and care. It not only complements the ECERS-R but extends the scales to provide additional insights into important aspects of literacy, mathematics, science and environment, as well as practices related to issues of diversity. Given the current focus on emerging literacy and numeracy skills, the ECERS-E provides guidance on the kinds of environments that enhance learning in preschool settings.

Assessing Quality in the Early Years

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale : Extension (ECERS-E), Four Curricular Subscales

Author: Kathy Sylva,Iram Siraj-Blatchford,Brenda Taggart

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 1858563151

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 8004

The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Extension (ECERS-E) has been developed by Kathy Sylva, Iram Sraj-Batchford and Brenda Taggart as an instrument to measure quality in literacy, numeracy, science and diversity, as observable in pre-school settings. The scales are in accord with the United Kingdom's Foundation Stage Curriculum. ECERS-E complements the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales-Revised (ECERS-R), an internationally recognized measure of quality in education and care. Although originally devised as a research tool, the scales have been used by early years practitioners during self audits to determine quality of provision. This practical handbook will be of interest to all those concerned with providing a quality environment in which young children's learning can flourish.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550


Page: 232

View: 1133

Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Emergent trends in early childhood education

towards an ecological and psychohistorical analysis of quality

Author: Marjatta Kalliala,Maria Nabuco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789514593499

Category: Child care

Page: 220

View: 5509

Linking Assessment and Early Intervention

An Authentic Curriculum-based Approach

Author: Stephen J. Bagnato,John T. Neisworth,Susan M. Munson

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557662637

Category: Education

Page: 428

View: 8261

A natural progression from the authors' widely known work on assessment and programming in early intervention, LINK is a revolutionary process that hurdles traditional obstacles to selecting and using authentic assessment-intervention-evaluation procedures for young children. Pulling the best properties from well-known assessment and curriculum models, LINK identifies critical markers for judging quality and effectiveness: authenticity, collaboration, convergence, equity, sensitivity, and congruence. The authors apply this unique six-standard index to more than 50 different curriculum-embedded and curriculum-compatible assessment and intervention systems, rating and analyzing each. In addition, they explain how early childhood professionals can perform their own quality reviews and then customize the system(s) of their choice to specific populations or programs. With this essential resource in hand, early intervention team members and administrators can ensure the individualized support opportunities every child needs for healthy deyelopment.

School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale


Author: Thelma Harms

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755095

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 9765

What are the components of high-quality after-school care for children ages 5 - 12? How can we evaluate these programs? These are the challenges facing caregivers, schools, agencies, and parents as after-school programs proliferate. The SACERS Updated Edition provides an easy-to-use resource for defining and assessing the quality of both public and private programs caring for school-age children during out-of-school time. This updated, spiral-bound edition is reformatted so that each Item appears on its own page, along with Notes for Clarification and Questions. The expanded Scoresheet can be copied from the book or downloaded from the TC press website: www.tcpress.com. Selected revised Items make scoring more accurate and informative.

Assessment of Children and Youth

Author: Libby G. Cohen,Loraine J. Spenciner

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780801318023

Category: Psychology

Page: 547

View: 9891

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Assessment of young children

Author: Libby G. Cohen,Loraine J. Spenciner

Publisher: Longman Pub Group

ISBN: 9780801309656

Category: Education

Page: 514

View: 4524

All about the ECERS-R

A Detailed Guide in Words and Pictures to be Used with the ECERS-R

Author: Debby Cryer,Thelma Harms,Cathy Riley

Publisher: Pact House


Category: Classroom environment

Page: 441

View: 959

This resoruce provides step by step instruction on how to design a quality day care environment. It should be used side by side with the ECERS-R, the scale used to develop and quantify quality standards in Canada, the USA, and abroad. It includes the How, What and Why for Each indicator, seven sub-scale items, step-by-step instructions, and over 700 colour photos. The usage of this book can ensure accurate ECERS-R assessment by: early childhood practitioners, to improve classroom quality; technical staff, wanting to provide guidance to practitioners; licensing staff, who need to evaluate the quality of a program; and researchers, who need to use the scale correctly and reliably. The format is organized to match the format of the assessment, by subscale, item and indicator. They provide clear, print explanations of how each indicator within each item is to be interpreted.

Assessing the Validity of the Qualistar Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System as a Tool for Improving Child-Care Quality

Author: Gail L. Zellman,Michal Perlman,Vi-Nhuan Le,Claude Messan Setodji

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833045237

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4157

As a result of the generally low quality of child care in the United States, quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) are proliferating in the child-care arena. This study examines the QRIS developed by Qualistar Early Learning, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado, evaluating how reliable the system's components are, whether the QRIS process helped providers to improve, and whether and how much children benefit from such improvement.