What are the three basic needs of children Iters?
In order to provide care and education that will permit children to experience a high quality of life while helping them develop their abilities, a quality program must provide for the three basic needs of all children: Protection of their health and safety. Supporting and guiding social/emotional development.
Who can use Iters?
The ITERS-R is used when the majority of children are younger than 31 months of age. If a classroom enrollment is exactly half and half (e.g., 3 of 6 children are 30 months or younger and 3 children are 31 months and older) then the ITERS-R will be used.
What are Iters and ECERS?
The Environment Rating Scales include the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised (ITERS-R), The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Revised (ECERS-R), the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Revised (FCCERS-R) and the School- Age Care Environment Rating Scale.
What are ECERS guidelines?
The ECERS is a classroom assessment tool designed to measure the quality of group programs for infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) by collecting data through classroom observations and a staff interview. The assessment is a 43-item rating scale organized into seven environmental subscales.
Why is ECERS important?
ECERS is A Valid Instrument To be considered valid, the tool must answer the question, “Does it measure what’s important?” In other words, we want proof that the scale scores are valid and measuring quality care and education for children.
What is the difference between ECERS 3 and ECERS-R?
ECERS-3 assesses programs for ages three through five. ECERS-R assessed programs for children 2½ through 5 years of age. Teacher interviews are no longer a part of the process, but three hours of observation time is required. The Parents and Staff subscale has also been eliminated from ECERS-3.
What is the purpose of Iters?
The ITERS is a classroom assessment tool designed to measure the quality of group programs for infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) by collecting data through classroom observations and a staff interview.
Why is Iters important?
A comprehensive, reliable, and valid instrument that assesses process quality and quantifies what is observed to be happening in a classroom, can play an important role in improving the quality of infant/toddler care.
What does Iters stand for in education?
Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale Revised Edition (ITERS-R): This scale is designed to assess the quality of care environments serving children birth to 30 months of age and is used in infant and toddler center classrooms.
What does Iters stand for?
The Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition (ITERS-R™) is a thorough revision of the original Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS, 1990).
What is Iters R?
A thorough revision of the original ITERS, designed to assess center-based child care programs for infants and toddlers up to 30 months of age. Scale consists of 39 items organized into 7 subscales.
What is the purpose of the Ecers-3?
Designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 3 through 5 years of age, the 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.