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Environment Rating Scales (ERS)

The early childhood care and education field in Nebraska continually strives to improve the quality of programs for young children and their families. The use of environment rating scales is a widely accepted method of evaluating and improving the quality of home- and center-based programs.

Environment Rating Scales is broadly defined and currently includes Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3), Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R), and the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised (FCCERS-R).

Training by Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) staff on the Environment Rating Scales is designed for early childhood educators working in Nebraska and is for the purpose of quality program improvement of Nebraska early childhood programs. This training by NDE is not endorsed by the Environment Rating Scale Institute (ERSI) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Staff of the ERSI, and their associates, are the only authorized trainers on the Environment Rating Scales.

2017 Training

April

ERS Introduction – ECERS-3, ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
April 1 – Wakefield

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A Closer Look – ECERS-3
April 21 – Kearney

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May

A Closer Look – ECERS-3
May 5 – Lincoln

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Item Analysis – ITERS-R
May 9 – La Vista

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Item Analysis – FCCERS-R
May 10 – La Vista

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A Closer Look – ECERS-3
May 12 – Ogallala

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Item Analysis – ECERS-3
May 16 – Lincoln

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June

ERS Introduction – ECERS-3, ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
June 6 – Scottsbluff

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Practice Using ERS – ECERS-3, ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
June 7 & 8 – Scottsbluff

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August

A Closer Look – ECERS-3
August 1 – Norfolk

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A Closer Look – ECERS-3
August 3 – Webinar

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ERS Introduction – ECERS-3, ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
August 28 – La Vista

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Practice Using ERS – ECERS-3, ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
August 29 & 30 – La Vista

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A Closer Look – ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
August 31 – La Vista

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September

ERS Introduction – ECERS-3, ITERS-R & FCCERS-R
September 8 – North Platte

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A Closer Look – ECERS-3
September 8 – Scottsbluff

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A Closer Look – ECERS-3
September 15 – La Vista

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A Closer Look – ECERS-3
September 22 – Grand Island

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October

A Closer Look – ECERS-3
October 6 – Columbus

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For more information on this training, contact 800-89-CHILD,or Jenny Fleming at 402-471-4389.