Course Description: This online five-hour course will provide you with an introduction to the Environment Rating Scales, referred to as ERS tools. The ERS tools provide an overall picture of the environment that has been created for the children and adults who share an early childhood setting. There are four Environment Rating Scales used in the different segments of the early childhood field, this course will introduce you to each scale, providing an overview of how and when to use each scale to assess program quality. This online training will enable participants to explore the scales, ask questions, add additional notes for clarification, and highlight required interactions.  Participants are encouraged to take one or more of Exploring courses after completion of this course for a comprehensive look at the individual scales. 

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Registry Tier:
  • Hours: 5 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the direct effect the learning environment has on child development 
  • Discus scale format, scoring, and terms used in the scales 
  • Utilize additional resources to support the use of the Environment Rating Scales  

Please note: This course does NOT require a Environment Rating Scales book.

  • Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales - 3 Online
     September 11, 2023 - September 18, 2023
     12:00 am
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