Tuesday February 4, 2014 and Tuesday February 11, 2014
6:30 - 9:00 PM
The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) consist of a series of four scales that share the same format and scoring system. Each of the scales assess a different age group and/or type of early education and care setting. The ERS is a valid and reliable tool for program evaluation. Programs can use the appropriate scale for self-assessment and to determine areas for improvement. In this session, participants will learn about the content and use of the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale, practice scoring, review results, and describe strategies for program improvement.
The Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale is designed to measure the emotional tone, disciplinary style, and the responsiveness of the educator. During this training, participants will review the organization and content of the Interaction Scale, practice using the tool as a self-assessment measure, and utilize the results to identify areas for improvement.
Both of these rating scales are designed to assess quality in early childhood or out-of school time care. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children.
This specific measurement tool will be provided to all educators in attendance.
To enhance reflective practice, a webinar will be made available approximately one month from conclusion of course. Your instructor will notify you of the webinar time and date, along with login instructions.
Nicole Miles Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
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