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1 Environment Rating Scale Professional Development Seminar ITERS-R Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale – Revised Edition Used with permission of the publishers and authors

2 07/112 Objectives P ARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO : Describe the basic indicators of quality child care and the methods for measuring the quality of care Describe the basic indicators of quality child care and the methods for measuring the quality of care Conduct self-assessment of classrooms using the ITERS-R Conduct self-assessment of classrooms using the ITERS-R

3 07/113 Additional Information for Scoring ITERS-R Notes for Clarification- : Notes for Clarification- Updates can be found on the authors’ website: PA Position Statements- : ~ PA Position Statements- Updates can be found on the PA Keys website: ~ Quick Links: ERS

4 07/114 Additional Resources Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII) Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion (ECRII) ex.html ex.html Special Quest Special Quest Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers: us/accessiblePA/cwp/view.asp?A= 2&Q= us/accessiblePA/cwp/view.asp?A= 2&Q=43529 Caring for Our Children Caring for Our Children Handbook for Public Playground Safety Handbook for Public Playground Safety ubs/325.pdf ubs/325.pdf All About the ITERS-R (Postcard) All About the ITERS-R (Postcard) Your Regional Key: Your Regional Key:

5 07/115 Terms Used in the ITERS - R PA Position Statement: Very Bad Weather or Weather Permitting (Items #16 #22,#29, #30)

6 07/116 Terms Used in the ITERS-R Accessible Accessible Infants (birth-11 months) Infants (birth-11 months) Toddlers (12 months - 36 months)* Toddlers (12 months - 36 months)* Much of the day Much of the day Staff Staff Hand washing Hand washing

7 Ready, Set, Change! 07/117

8 8 Prepare supplies (remove wipes and diaper from storage container, etc) Prepare supplies (remove wipes and diaper from storage container, etc) Bring child to Bring child to changing table The Prep Steps The Prep Steps:

9 07/119 Clean the child’s diaper area with disposable wipes Clean the child’s diaper area with disposable wipes Dispose of diaper, gloves (if used), and used wipes in hands free trash can Dispose of diaper, gloves (if used), and used wipes in hands free trash can Disposable wipe used on adult’s hands Disposable wipe used on adult’s hands Disposable wipe used on child’s hands Disposable wipe used on child’s hands Dispose of wipes in hands free trash can Dispose of wipes in hands free trash can The dirty phase:

10 07/1110 Put clean diaper on child Put clean diaper on child Wash child’s hands with soap and running water Wash child’s hands with soap and running water Clean and sanitize diaper Clean and sanitize diaper changing surface Wash adult’s hands with Wash adult’s hands with soap and running water Sanitize sink if used for Sanitize sink if used for purposes other than diapering The clean phase:

11 07/1111 Diapering & Toileting Why follow the recommended steps? Is diapering only about a dry bottom and clean hands? What about children learning to use the toilet?

12 07/1112 Items that Frequently Score Below Minimal Quality (3’s) Personal Care Routines Items: – –#7 Meals and Snacks – –#8 Nap – –#9 Diapering/Toileting – –#10 Health Practices – –#11 Safety Practices Any ideas on why this happens?

13 07/1113 Item 11: Safety Practices

14 07/1114 Also often score below 3: Activities – –#16 Active Physical Play – –#21 Sand and Water Play Program Structure – –#29 Schedule – –#30 Free Play

15 07/1115 Getting to know your ITERS-R Resources…. ITERS-R Scale Book Additional Notes for Clarification PA Position Statements

16 07/1116 Interactions: Do Babies Talk?

17 07/1117 Considerations for High Quality Classroom display Time spent waiting Reflections of diversity The needs of the teachers

18 07/1118 Considerations for High Quality Use of TV, Video, Computer – –Do you: use TV/Video/Computer with your infants or toddlers? – –How do you decide what to use?

19 07/1119 What to Expect... on the day of the assessment: on the day of the assessment:

20 07/1120 What to Expect... after the assessment after the assessment about your score about your score

21 07/1121 Remember… it is about setting goals and making quality choices that fit your program: “ It is the AVERAGE TOTAL SCORE that is related to positive child development, not any of the single requirements by themselves.” (page xii All About IERS-R) S T A R S

22 07/1122 Keys To Quality

23 07/1123 To Accurately Assess Quality Read Observe Listen Record

24 07/1124 Video Scenarios Video Scenarios ERS Scoring Review All indicators in column 1 must be scored NO (False) to move up, if any are YES (True), score is 1.  STOP SCORING To receive a score of 3, 5, or 7 all indicators for those columns must be scored YES. To receive a score of 3, 5, or 7 all indicators for those columns must be scored YES.  CONTINUE TO NEXT LEVEL When you answer NO (False) to any indicators in columns 3, 5, or 7 finish ONLY that column and score:  If HALF or MORE are YES (True), go back one point.  If LESS than HALF are YES (True), go back two points.


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