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The “ECERS-3 In-depth” webinar course is perfect for those organizations that have found themselves working from home as a result of COVID-19 and currently not able to go into classrooms to offer face-to-face technical assistance or conduct evaluations. Coaches, educational coordinators, technical assistance specialists, and QRIS evaluators can increase content knowledge of ECERS-3 requirements through participation in this course. The ECERS-3 In-depth course will help ECERS-3 users to broaden their understanding of the scale requirements and prepare for successful reliability testing. All ECERS-3 In-depth webinars will be taught by authors of All About ECERS-3.

The ECERS-3 In-depth webinar is offered in series of modules that provide information and interpretations of all ECERS-3 indicator requirements. Each module consists of two webinars. Each webinar is two hours and covers two items. These webinar courses are heavy in content information with rationales for ECERS-3 requirements. Each indicator will be broken down, explaining terms like “some, many, usually” and describing what it looks like in a classroom setting. There will be time set aside for answering questions. You can select what module you want to complete or you can take all modules. Modules must be attended at the scheduled times and are not available to be viewed later. A certificate of attendance will be given for all completed modules.

The ECERS-3 In-depth Webinar Courses cost $275/participant for each module, with each module consisting of two webinars (each webinar is two hours).

Registration and full payment via check or purchase order need to be completed prior to the date of the course. Purchase orders must be replaced with checks a minimum of one week prior to the course date. A confirmation email will be sent when application and payment have been received. Applications can be found below.

The ECERS-3 Scale is a required text for this course and can be purchased from Teacher's College Press or Kaplan Companies.

Prerequisites include some training and/or use of the Environment Rating Scales.  It will be helpful if you have completed some type of introductory training (whether live or online) so that you fully understand the scoring system and format of the ECERS-3. 


Module 1:  Click here for an application
February 1, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Measuring Quality Using the ECERS-3 and Item 1. Indoor space
February 2, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 2. Furnishings for care, play, and learning and Item 3. Room arrangement for play and learning

Module 2:   Click here for an application
February 2, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 4. Space for privacy and Item 5. Child-related display
February 3, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 6. Space for gross motor play and Item 7. Gross motor equipment  

Module 3:   Click here for an application
February 4, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 8. Meals/snacks and Item 9. Toileting/diapering
February 4, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 10. Health practices and Item 11. Safety practices
Module 4:   Click here for an application
February 8, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 12. Helping children expand vocabulary and Item 13. Encouraging children to use language
February 12, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 14. Staff use of books with children and Item 15. Encouraging children’s use of books

Module 5:   Click here for an application
February 15, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 16. Becoming familiar with print and Item 17. Fine motor
February 15, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 18. Art and Item 19. Music and movement

Module 6:   Click here for an application
February 16, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 20. Blocks and Item 21. Dramatic play
February 17, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 22. Nature/science and Item 23. Math materials and activities

Module 7:   Click here for an application
February 17, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 24. Math in daily events and Item 25. Understanding written numbers
February 18, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 26. Promoting acceptance of diversity and Item 27. Appropriate use of technology

Module 8:   Click here for an application
February 19, 2021, 11am-1pm EST: Item 28, Supervision of gross motor and Item 29. Individualized teaching and learning
February 19, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 30, Staff-child interaction and Item 31. Peer interaction

Module 9:   Click here for an application
March 1, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 32. Discipline and Item 33. Transitions and waiting times
March 3, 2021, 2-4pm EST: Item 34. Free play and Item 35. Whole-group activities for play and learning

If you have questions or need further information contact:
Caitlin Dareff



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