ECE 060: Introduction to the Kentucky All-STARS Standards (no hours)

Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky‚Äôs five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs.  The purpose of All STARS is to increase quality in child care, Head Start, and public preschool.  Throughout this training you will be introduced to the Kentucky All STARS, STARS Levels, and STARS domains and standards.  This training is intended to help you learn how to achieve your desired All STARS rating. 

Course Details

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Target Audience

Site-level directors or managers who have knowledge about the day-to-day operations of the facility

Learning Environment

Infant Toddler
School Age

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Training Level


Core Content Subject Area

Program Management and Evaluation.

Core Content Competency

Assist with program evaluation by providing input.


This course is informational and no credit hours are awarded for completion of this training.

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ECE 109: Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS)

Course Description:

Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) is a course designed for all those caring for young children.  It looks at the foundation of the ERS, how the different ERS scales are set up into Subscales, Items, and Indicators.  It introduces you to the other resources available to you as you observe and score the ERS.  Scenarios are included which allow you to practice scoring on some of the items that are part of the ERS.

We strongly recommend you have access to the Environmental Rating Scales books before starting this course.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) are set up into Subscales, Items, and Indicators.
  2. Identify resources to help you better understand and score the ERS.
  3. Demonstrate how to score the ERS so that you may complete an ERS Self-Assessment to assist with your All STARS rating.

Target Audience: Childcare providers, especially those who are working toward an All STARS rating.

Credit Hours: 2 Hours