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

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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
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Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children's Development

Author: Barbara Ann Nilsen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305501004

Category: Education

Page: 464

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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.
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Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Author: Eva L. Essa,Melissa M. Burnham

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544338732

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Introduction to Early Childhood Education provides current and future educators with a highly readable, comprehensive overview of the field. The underlying philosophy of the book is that early childhood educators’ most important task is to provide a program that is sensitive to and supports the development of young children. Author Eva L. Essa and new co-author Melissa Burnham provide valuable insight by strategically dividing the book into six sections that answer the “What, Who, Why, Where, and How” of early childhood education. Utilizing both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) standards, this supportive text provides readers with the skills, theories, and best practices needed to succeed and thrive as early childhood educators.
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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

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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.
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Coaching with ECERS

Strategies and Tools to Improve Quality in Pre-K and K Classrooms

Author: Holly Seplocha

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777748X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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This new book in the Environment Rating Scale® Family presents best practices for coaches to use in their work with teachers and administrators to help them improve classrooms and teaching practices. The author includes guidance and activities for facilitating group meetings, professional learning communities, and staff workshops. Appropriate for use with ECERS-3 and ECERS-R. Book Features: Outlines the nuts and bolts of coaching with ECERS in a way that has meaning and impacts classroom practice.Provides an overview of adult learning and coaching strategies, incorporating techniques for coaching novice and experienced teachers, as well as administrators.Examines the diversity of roles, from peer coaching to coaching from the inside or outside of the program, to administrators and supervisors who coach within their role.Presents the case for building onsite program capacity for coaches who target their efforts with administrators.Offers hands-on advice, strategies, and tools including “ECERS Tips” and “No, No, Never, Nevers,” as well as helpful resources to support coaches and administrators. “We, the authors of the ECERS, thank Holly for writing this much-needed resource, and hope that the book eases the challenges that coaches face every day.” —From the Foreword by Debby Cryer, Richard M. Clifford, Thelma Harms, and Noreen Yazejian “In her very practical and straightforward style, Dr. Seplocha breaks down the ECERS subscales into easy-to-tackle steps that will more readily lead to improvements in program quality.” —Judy Jablon, Leading for Children “Seplocha’s approach helps coaches focus their efforts beyond getting a good ECERS score to what is truly critical: getting the best results for children.” —Deborah Stahl, consultant, early childhood implementation
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ECERS-E

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

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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.
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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classroom environment

Page: 441

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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.
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School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale

(SACERS)

Author: Thelma Harms

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755095

Category: Education

Page: 72

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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.
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