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Overview of the Subscales and Items of the ECERS-3

35 Items organized into 6 Subscales

Space and Furnishings

1. Indoor space
2. Furnishings for care, play, and learning
3. Room arrangement for play and learning
4. Space for privacy
5. Child-related display
6. Space for gross motor play
7. Gross motor equipment

Personal Care Routines

8. Meals/snacks
9. Toileting/diapering
10. Health practices
11. Safety practices

Language and Literacy

12. Helping children expand vocabulary
13. Encouraging children to use language
14. Staff use of books with children
15. Encouraging children’s use of books
16. Becoming familiar with print

Learning Activities

17. Fine motor
18. Art
19. Music and movement
20. Blocks
21. Dramatic play
22. Nature/science
23. Math materials and activities
24. Math in daily events
25. Understanding written numbers
26. Promoting acceptance of diversity
27. Appropriate use of technology


28. Supervision of gross motor
29. Individualized teaching and learning
30. Staff-child interaction
31. Peer interaction
32. Discipline

Program Structure

33. Transitions and waiting times
34. Free play
35. Whole-group activities for play and learning

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