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Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale®, Revised (FCCERS-R)

A thorough revision of the original FDCRS, designed to assess family child care programs conducted in a provider's home for children from infancy through school-age.

Scale consists of 38 items organized into 7 subscales:

  • Space and Furnishings
  • Personal Care Routines
  • Listening and Talking
  • Activities
  • Interaction
  • Program Structure
  • Parents and Provider

New for the Revised Edition:

  • Accommodates the wider age range often found in family child care programs.
  • A deeper focus on sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity.
  • The special needs of exceptional children have been added to the main scale items and indicators.
  • An additional subscale called "Program Structure."
  • An expanded score sheet that includes space and forms to collect specific information needed for accurate scoring.
  • A new layout, with each item on a separate page along with the Notes for Clarification and Questions.


- Introduction
- Development
- Process of Revision
- Overview of the Subscales and     Items
- Additional Notes
- Supplementary Materials
- Translations
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