The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) is an assessment of classroom quality measuring environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions affecting the developmental needs of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children. The third edition of the assessment, ECERS-3, includes 35 items focusing on the following six domains: space and furnishings, personal care routines, language and literacy, learning activities, interaction, and program structure. ECERS may be used to evaluate inclusive and culturally diverse educational settings.
Training needed, available at at the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) website www.ersi.info
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See a detailed list here: https://ers.fpg.unc.edu/research
Harms, T., Clifford, R. M., & Cryer, D. (1998). Early childhood environment rating scale. Teachers College Press, Columbia University.
Clifford, R. M., Reszka, S. S., & Rossbach, H. G. (2010). Reliability and validity of the early childhood environment rating scale. Unpublished manuscript. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina. https://ersi.info/PDF/ReliabilityEcers.pdf