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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.

Outcomes:

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