ECERS-E: The Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Curricular Extension to ECERS-R by Kathy Sylva
This is the third edition of ECERS-E, formerly called Quality Assessment in Early Years: ECCS. ECERS-E is a tool for quality measurement in literacy, numeracy, science and diversity as noted…
ECERS E synopsis
This is the third edition of ECERS-E, formerly called Quality Assessment in Early Years: ECCS. ECERS-E is a tool for quality measurement in literacy, numeracy, science and diversity as noted in preschool with respect to cognitive and socio-behavioral development outcomes for children aged 3-5 years.
This new update for the 2003 publication contains more comprehensive observations, drawn from feedback from the extensive use of the tool by practitioners in hundreds of environments and by experts from the early years of local authority. ECERS-E complements the Early Childhood Assessment (ECERS-R) standards, an internationally recognized quality measurement in education and care.
The tool is originally designed as a research tool, and scales are increasingly used by local authorities during audits to determine and improve the quality of their provision, and by practitioners seeking to improve their practices through professional development. This handbook provides detailed guidance on providing a quality environment in which young children can thrive and learn.
Cathy Silva is Professor of Educational Psychology at Oxford University. It has been extensively explored in the education and care of young children.
Iram Siraj-Blatchford is an early childhood professor at the University of London Institute of Education. Her research interests include early childhood curricula and teaching methods.
It has been widely published on quality issues and early childhood equality. Brenda Taggart is the Research Coordinator for the EPPSE Project at the University of London Institute of Education.