Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition

Author: Thelma Harms,Debby Cryer,Richard M. Clifford,Noreen Yazejian

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758671

Category: Education

Page: 104

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This revised and updated assessment tool focuses on the full range of needs of infants and toddlers up to 36 months of age and provides a framework for improving program quality. ITERS-3 assesses both environmental provisions and teacher-child interactions that affect the broad developmental milestones of infants and toddlers, including: language, cognitive, social-emotional and physical development as well as concern for health and safety.
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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

View: 3878

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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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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Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale

Author: Thelma Harms,Debby Cryer,Richard M. Clifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807747254

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 8259

The 'Family child care environment rating scale' revised edition (FCCER-S) is a thorough revision of the original 'Family day care rating scale' (FDCRS; Harms & Clifford, 1989)"
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Foundations of Responsive Caregiving

Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

Author: Jean Barbre

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605542636

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 4162

Understanding the development of infants, toddlers, and twos equips caregivers with the tools and best practices needed to guide, teach, and care for them. This foundational approach provides information on theories of early development, components of high-quality, responsive caregiving, and strategies to support children in their earliest years.
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Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), Second Edition

Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807759392

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 3491

The Buisiness Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business and professional practices in family child care settings. It is applicable for multiple uses, including program self-improvement, technical assistance and monitoring, training, research and evaluation, and public awareness. It is currently embedded in many state quality rating and improvement systems across the US. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 10 items: Qualifications and Professional Development; Income and Benefits; Work Environment; Fiscal Management; Recordkeeping; Provider-Family Communication; Family Support and Engagement; Marketing and Community Relations; Provider as Employer. The second edition includes refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in administering a family child care program.
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Movement Environment Rating Scale (MOVERS) for 2-6-Year-olds Provision

Improving Physical Development Through Movement and Physical Activity

Author: Carol Archer,Iram Siraj

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858567990

Category: Education

Page: 60

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Physical development is a key component of the curriculum in the great majority of countries. But so far there has been no valid means of assessing the quality of the child's physical experience or the pedagogy and environmental quality of those physical experiences. The Movement Environment Rating Scale (MOVERS) is a new method of measuring the quality of environment and pedagogy in which young children are encouraged to move and be physically active. It applies the methodology used in the ECERS-E and SSTEW rating scales, making it easy for educators already familiar with these well-established scales to adopt. MOVERS has four sub-scales: * Curriculum, environment and resources for physical development * Pedagogy for physical development * Supporting physical activity and critical thinking * Parents/carers and staff MOVERS is an invaluable tool for research, self-evaluation and improvement, audit, and regulation.
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Family Day Care Rating Scale

Author: Thelma Harms,Richard M. Clifford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807729557

Category: Education

Page: 39

View: 2499

FDCRS consists of 32 items, organized under six major headings: Space and Furnishings for Care and Learning -- Basic Care -- Language and Reasoning -- Learning Activities -- Social Development -- Adult Needs. Eight additional items are included for rating a day care home's provisions for special-needs children. Each book contains one score sheet. Packages of 30 score sheets can be ordered separately.
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Program Administration Scale

Measuring Early Childhood Leadership and Management

Author: Teri N. Talan,Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807752456

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 7247

The Program Adminsitration Scale (PAS) is designed to reliably measure and improve the leadership and management practices of centre-based programs, the only instrument of its kind to focus exclusively on organization-wide administrative issues. This new second edition includes minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and to reflect current best practices in early childhood administration. Using a 7-point rating scale (inadequate to excellent), this easy-to-use instrument assesses 25 group items grouped into 10 categories: human resources development, personnel cost and allocation, centre operation, child assessment, fiscal management, program planning and evaluation, family partnerships, marketing and pulic relations, technology, and staff qualifications.
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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

View: 8649

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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Assessing Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being Sstew Scale for 2-5 Year-olds Provision

Author: Iram Siraj,Denise Kingston,Edward Melhuish

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858566580

Category: Education

Page: 62

View: 1385

The sustained shared thinking and emotional well-being (SSTEW) scale is designed to consider some of the intentional and relational pedagogical strategies strongly associated with child outcomes. It considers practice that supports children aged between two and five years of age in developing skills in sustained shared thinking and emotional well-being, as well as developing strong relationships, effective communication and aspects of self-regulation. It is designed to be used for research, self-evaluation and improvement, audit and regulation.Using the SSTEW scale alongside other environment scales (including ECERS-E, ECERS-R or ITERS-R) gives users a more complete picture of what high-quality early childhood education and care can look like. It is aspirational in that it considers high quality pedagogy and practice. It can be used by researchers, heads of centres, managers, teaching staff and practitioners, as well as advisory staff and in professional development.
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Learning to Lead, Second Edition

Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children

Author: Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605540919

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4476

Learning to Lead combines theory and practice with important topics such as human development, diversity, anti-bias, and social change. New to this edition is information on leadership connections in school-age care and nurturing leadership in children. Each chapter is designed to prompt self-evaluation and personal leadership development.
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Classroom Assessment Scoring System (Class) Forms, Infant

Author: Bridget Hamre,Karen La Paro,Robert Pianta,Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598576054

Category: Education

Page: 16

View: 9374

Available in packages of 10 booklets, each with 6 observation sheets, 1 scoring summary sheet, and 8 note-taking pages, these are the forms needed to conduct the Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) Infant observation. These forms are part the infant version of the trusted, widely used CLASS tool, the bestselling classroom observation tool that measures interactions between children and teachers through brief, repeated observation and scoring cycles. The CLASS® Infant tool was developed for use with children from birth to 18 months and assesses 4 dimensions of teacher–child interactions: relational climate, teacher sensitivity, facilitated exploration, and early language support. Learn more about the entire CLASS system, including versions for toddler programs, pre-K classrooms (in English and Spanish), and K–3 classrooms.
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Class Dimensions Guide Toddler

Author: Teachstone Training, Llc

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598572292

Category: Education

Page: 28

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This quick-guide introduces teachers to the 8 dimensions of CLASS and includes practical classroom tips and strategies for implementation.
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It’s Not About Grit

Trauma, Inequity, and the Power of Transformative Teaching

Author: Steven Goodman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807776866

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Speaking out against decades of injustice and challenging deficit perceptions of young learners and their families, It’s Not About Grit pulls back the veil, revealing the social systems that marginalize and stigmatize mostly poor, urban students of color and their communities. At the same time, author Steven Goodman, founding executive director of NYC’s highly acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) for nearly 35 years, shows the tremendous intelligence, resilience, and sense of agency of these students. Through the students’ in-school and out-of-school experiences, enhanced with a curriculum guide and award-winning video clips from EVC, Goodman encourages educators to make a difference and demonstrates how to create a safe and inclusive school climate where their teaching responds to students’ culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, housing status, and ability. Teachers will use this book to develop a pedagogy of transformative teaching. “To those of you who are educators, teaching in ‘revolting times,’ under difficult circumstances, working with students who need you as much as ever, this book is a gift and a life raft.” —From the Foreword by Michelle Fine, distinguished professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY “This is a vivid and arresting answer to a newly cultish fashion . . . a terrific book and badly needed at this time when ‘grit’ has become the magic word in pedagogic thinking about inner-city kids.” —Jonathan Kozol, education activist and bestselling author “This book reads like an absorbing documentary; these are stories that need a public response to match the work of EVC.” —Deborah Meier, education reform leader “Nobody knows better than Steve Goodman how to help young people tell their stories and, in the process, empower themselves with research and video skills and an activist sense of justice.” —Joseph P. McDonald, professor emeritus, New York University
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Secrets & Shame

Dear Oprah Diaries

Author: James W. Mercer PH. D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781480829879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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James remembers the day he began to plot to kill his father, Harry: It was the day before his seventh birthday, and he finally realized his mom was not going to leave him. Whenever Harry would beat his mom, James would think, "No, Dad! Stop beating Mom. Look over here at me. I'm the one you are angry with. I'm your sissy son, remember?" Eventually, Harry would banish James from their Texas home, telling him he was going to pray he'd get AIDS and die. "Our family has been shamed and embarrassed enough by you," he raved. "You'll get what you deserve one day." James, desperate for the need to be loved and accepted for how God made him, turned to drugs, alcohol, and partying--and before long, he realized he was on the path to becoming an abusive alcoholic just like his father. He shares how hitting rock bottom led to a Jewish spiritual awakening filled with love and an abiding faith in humanity in Secrets and Shame.
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Assessing Quality in the Early Years

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale : Extension (ECERS-E), Four Curricular Subscales

Author: Kathy Sylva,Iram Siraj-Blatchford,Brenda Taggart

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 1858563151

Category: Education

Page: 50

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The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Extension (ECERS-E) has been developed by Kathy Sylva, Iram Sraj-Batchford and Brenda Taggart as an instrument to measure quality in literacy, numeracy, science and diversity, as observable in pre-school settings. The scales are in accord with the United Kingdom's Foundation Stage Curriculum. ECERS-E complements the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scales-Revised (ECERS-R), an internationally recognized measure of quality in education and care. Although originally devised as a research tool, the scales have been used by early years practitioners during self audits to determine quality of provision. This practical handbook will be of interest to all those concerned with providing a quality environment in which young children's learning can flourish.
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Child Care and Education

Author: Carolyn Meggitt,Julia Manning-Morton,Tina Bruce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471863639

Category:

Page: 576

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Educating for Empathy

Literacy Learning and Civic Engagement

Author: Nicole Mirra

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807777285

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Educating for Empathy presents a compelling framework for thinking about the purpose and practice of literacy education in a politically polarized world. Mirra proposes a model of critical civic empathy that encourages secondary ELA teachers to consider how issues of power and inequity play out in the literacy classroom and how to envision literacy practices as a means of civic engagement. The book reviews core elements of ELA instruction—response to literature, classroom discussion, research, and digital literacy—and demonstrates how these activities can be adapted to foster critical thinking and empathetic perspectives among students. Chapters depict teachers and students engaging in this transformative learning, offer concrete strategies for the classroom, and pose questions to guide school communities in collaborative reflection. “If educators were to follow Mirra’s model, we will have come a long way toward educating and motivating young people to become involved, engaged, and caring citizens.” —Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Grounded in respectful research partnerships with youth and teachers, this is a book that will resonate with and inspire educators in these precarious times.” —Gerald Campano, University of Pennsylvania “If ever there were a time for a book on empathy in education, the moment is now.” —Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
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No Biting

Policy and Practice for Toddler Programs, Second Edition

Author: Gretchen Kinnell

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605541834

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 2754

Biting is one of the most frustrating and widespread issues childcare providers and parents face. No Biting discusses why toddlers bite, how to respond to biting, and how to develop a plan to address repeated biting. It also explores what parents think of biting, how to respond to their suggestions and demands, and how to create biting policies. This second edition includes additional anti-biting strategies, new information on the causes of biting, and sample newsletter articles to educate parents.
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