This training will be held on:
March 7, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM and March 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for home program based early educators.
This is a three part training. All parts must be completed in order to receive full credit. No partial credit will be given.
Part 1 (2hrs) : Provides an overview of the Environment Rating Scale (ERS) tool. The focus of the ERS is on interactions with young children, health & safety, the age-appropriateness of daily schedule and access to materials within the environment. Part 2 (3hrs) : Providers will learn the components of the age-specific ERS tool. This course specifically focuses on the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Revised (FCCRS-R) for teachers/administrators of home child care programs. They will learn what quality indicators the tool uses to identify best practices within the age-specific classroom. Providers will get a general idea of how the scale assigns a score for the assessment. Part 3 (3hrs): Providers will take a self-reflection worksheet back to their classroom environment and answer some questions about what they do in their daily practices with young children. The self-reflection tool is designed to guide teachers to make quality improvements in their environment. This training is required for advancement to level 2 in Learn & Grow: