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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (Third Edition)

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The long-anticipated new version of the internationally recognized Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, ECERS-3focuses 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



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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