These scales are designed to assess process quality in an early childhood or school age care group. Process quality consists of the various interactions that go on in a classroom between staff and children, staff, parents, and other adults, among the children themselves, and the interactions children have with the many materials and activities in the environment.

  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ECERS-R) - program quality assessment instrument designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 2 1/2 through 5 years of age.
  • Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ITERS-R) - designed for use in center-based child care programs for infants and toddlers up to 30 months of age.
  • School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) - a resource for defining high-quality care and assessing levels of quality in child care programs offered by schools and other organizations.
  • Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (FCCERS‐R) - designed to assess family child care programs from children infancy to school-age.