Tuesday February 4, 2014  and Tuesday February 11, 2014

6:30 - 9:00 PM


Free for elligible participants


Child Development and Education, Inc.
231 Main St STE 100
Brockton, MA 02301

Driving Directions 

Course Level: Intermediate (recommended for QRIS self assessed level 2)

Audience: Afterschool and Out of School Time

QRIS: Standard 1 • Curriculum Learning

Standard 2 • Safe, Healthy Indoor and Outdoor Environments

Standard 4 • Family and Community Engagement

Standard 5 • Leadership Management and Administration

Core Competency: All Areas

CEU: 0.5

Register Now!       Online Registration Only: www.cdedu.us/QRIS


Sponsored in part by the 

Department of Early Education and Care 

Lead Agency:


School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale and the Artnett Caregiver Interaction Scale


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.

More Information:    •    Instructor:                           

Nicole Miles                                            Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership
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888-353-4373 • qris@cdedu.us