Saturday October 22, 2016

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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040

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Online registration only: www.cdedu.us/QRIS

Course Level: Introductory

Audience: Family Child Care

QRIS StandardStandard 3 -Workforce Qualifications and Professional Development

Core CompetencyArea 7 - Program Planning and Development

CEU: 0.5

Lead Agency: 

             Sponsored in part by the           Department of Early Education and Care


Using the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scalefor Program Assessment and Improvement

Course Description:

The Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS) is a valid and reliable tool for measuring the quality of a family child care program.  Resulting data can be used to make decisions and plans for program improvement as well as advancement on the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).  Participants will become familiar with the FCCERS tool, the specific items it measures, and how to implement it in a family child care setting.   Examples of recommended practices and useful strategies for planning program improvements will be shared. 

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. Use of these tools in this manner serves to help educators plan programs that improve the environment and increase positive interactions with children.

The specific measurement tool for this training will be provided to all educators who successfully complete the training. 


Instructor: Cindy H.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development

Contact for more Information:

Nicole MIles
QRIS Measurement Tools Courses