ERIC Number: ED497998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
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Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale Revised Edition (FCCERS-R)
Harms, Thelma; Cryer, Debby; Clifford, Richard M.
Teachers College Press
Featuring a new spiral binding, the FCCERS-R is a thorough revision of the widely used program quality assessment instrument, "The Family Day Care Rating Scale." Designed for use in family child care programs, it is suitable for programs serving children from infancy through school-age. Following extensive input from users of the original scale, the authors have made many improvements and innovations that will make this program resource even more effective and easy to use. The revised edition: (1) Accommodates the wider age range often found in family child care programs; (2) Focuses more deeply on sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity; (3) Adds special needs of exceptional children to the main scale items and indicators; (4) Includes an additional subscale called "Program Structure"; (5) Includes an expanded score sheet that includes space and forms to collect specific information needed for accurate scoring; and (6) Utilizes a new layout, with each item on a separate page along with the Notes for Clarification and Questions.
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Child Care, Program Evaluation, Preschool Children, Cultural Pluralism, Special Needs Students, Test Construction, Scoring, Evaluation Methods, Test Content, Culture Fair Tests
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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