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ECERS-R

  • 1.  ECERS-R

    Posted 03-22-2020 08:12 PM
    I am a Pre-K teacher in an Illinois PFA classroom and I am using this "shelter in place" time to self-assess my learning environment.  Do any fellow early childhood professionals know if there will be an updated version of the ECERS-R released soon?  I am working with an "All About the ECERS-R" 2003 copy, as well as online resources.

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    Julie Jackson
    Carmi White County Unit 5
    Carmi IL
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  • 2.  RE: ECERS-R

    Posted 03-24-2020 02:49 AM
    The new tool is ECERS-3. You can purchase them from Kaplan. Rating tool is around $25.00. The All About ECERS-3 is 69.00. I tried to upload pictures of both tools. Hopefully it works.

    Nancy Spurgeon
    Early Learning Coach
    ECE Adjunct Faculty

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    Nancy Spurgeon
    Nancy Spurgeon
    E Wenatchee WA
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  • 3.  RE: ECERS-R

    Posted 03-24-2020 10:17 AM
    Thank you!  I will look into it.  JJ

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    Julie Jackson
    Carmi White County Unit 5
    Carmi IL
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  • 4.  RE: ECERS-R

    Posted 03-25-2020 09:21 AM
    Hi Julie,

    The ECERS-3 is more than a new version of the ECERS-R, it's a very different instrument. Pennsylvania's QRIS allows programs to select the ECERS that best matches their CQI priorities, so my team spends a lot of time talking with directors and teachers about the differences. Be sure to also check the ERS Institute website, www.ersi.info, as additional ECERS-3 Notes for Clarification were put out in February.

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    Jill Kortright Wood
    PA Keys
    Glenside, PA
    www.pakeys.org
    letstalkqualitypa.org

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  • 5.  RE: ECERS-R

    Posted 03-25-2020 04:32 PM
    Julie,
    I am an administrator of a program that has two PFA classes and we had our compliance visit in January. ISBE is using the ECERS-3 (released a few years ago) to evaluate classroom environments and teaching practices. There are several changes to the ECERS-3 with more focus on staff and child interactions than the previous edition. ISBE's website also has a compliance checklist for preparing for a monitoring visit at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Preschool-For-All.aspx; click on Accountability: Monitoring and Continuous Quality Improvement. StarNet offers free trainings for ECERS-3; their website is http://www.starnet.org/. They are a good resource for information and questions, as well.

    Good luck!
    Ann Adkins
    Director
    AAUW Preschool
    Waukegan, IL

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    Ann Adkins
    Director
    AAUW Preschool
    Waukegan IL
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