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Top 5 Most Requested Resources
  1. Use this worksheet while reading the appropriate Environment Rating Scale to document the materials and furnishings in your classroom while considering the items and indicators of the activity subscale.   (5885 downloads)
    Thinking More about Learning Materials-ECERS-R  View!  
  2. This form should be completed by program staff and/or home providers prior to the start of their assessment window. One form should be used for each classroom that includes more than one child.   (4775 downloads)
    Classroom information form  View!  
  3. Describes the steps involved in particpating in assessments completed by NCRLAP.   (4609 downloads)
    About the assessment process (video)  View!  
  4. Revised: October 2011 This is a summary of scoring criteria used by NCRLAP assessors during Environment Rating Scale assessments for items that relate to gross motor space and equipment. These standards apply to all gross motor equipment and materials.   (3973 downloads)
    Requirements for Gross Motor Space and Equipment  View!  
  5. We provide weekly webinars where you can learn about the Environment Rating Scales and other topics.   (3945 downloads)
    Webinar trainings  View!  
Assessment information
  • Describes the steps involved in particpating in assessments completed by NCRLAP.   (4609 downloads) - 55
    About the assessment process (video)  View  
  • About the assessment process in NC (uncaptioned video)   (1879 downloads) - 55
    About the assessment process in NC (uncaptioned video)  View  
  • This checklist is designed to assist child care programs with the assessment process in conjunction with other resources provided by DCDEE and NCRLAP. Programs can use this as a guide while preparing for the assessment process, though it is not required to use it.   (3250 downloads) - 11
    Assessment process checklist  View  
  • This document provides a list of hints that child care programs can do to help the assessment process go smoothly.   (2035 downloads) - 11
    Assessment Process: Reminders for day of assessment  View  
  • This webcast explains the definition of books in poor repair as it applies to the ITERS-R and ECERS-R as well as provides examples of common repair issues and other important considerations.   (1314 downloads) - 11
    Books in poor repair  View  
  • (2010 version) This chart summarizes safe and healthy outdoor play conditions. It is a guide to use when determining if weather conditions allow for outdoor play.   (2785 downloads) - 11
    Child Care Weather Watch Chart  View  
  • This webcasts provides information related to the requirements of the ECERS-R, Item 22 Blocks, Indicator 5.1 and shows examples of block areas and how these relate to the indicator's requirements.   (1418 downloads) - 11
    ECERS-R Item 22 Blocks, Indicator 5.1  View  
  • This report shows statewide and county ECERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013.   (31 downloads) - 11
    ECERS-R Statewide and county score summary (2014)  View  
  • This report shows statewide and county FCCERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013.   (30 downloads) - 11
    FCCERS-R statewide and county score summary (2014)  View  
  • Link to the DCD website, where you can learn about the NC Star Rated License system.   (1641 downloads) - 55
    General information regarding the NC Star Rated License system  View  
  • Describes many of the health and sanitation practices considered during the assessment process.   (2427 downloads) - 55
    Handwashing and basic health considerations for the assessment process (uncaptioned video)  View  
  • Describes many of the health and sanitation practices considered during the assessment process.   (3308 downloads) - 55
    Handwashing and other basic health considerations (video)  View  
  • This document briefly summarizes handwashing and some health requirements for the ITERS-R, ECERS-R, and FCCERS-R.   (1745 downloads) - 11
    Health Reminders for the ITERS-R ECERS-R and FCCERS-R  View  
  • This document briefly summarizes handwashing and health considerations for the SACERS.   (666 downloads) - 11
    Health Reminders for the SACERS  View  
  • This poster from the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center is referenced in NCRLAP facility summary reports.   (802 downloads) - 55
    Healthy child care NC diaper procedure poster  View  
  • This report shows statewide and county ITERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013.   (25 downloads) - 11
    ITERS-R Statewide and county score summary (2014)  View  
  • Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving infant and toddlers.   (2048 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Infants and toddlers (uncaptioned video)  View  
  • Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving infant and toddlers.   (1875 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Infants and Toddlers (video)  View  
  • Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving preschoolers.   (2012 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Preschoolers (uncaptioned video)  View  
  • Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving preschoolers.   (1954 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Preschoolers (video)  View  
  • Focuses on how language supports childrens cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving schoolagers.   (1572 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Schoolagers (uncaptioned video)  View  
  • Focuses on how language supports childrens cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving schoolagers.   (1427 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Schoolagers (video)  View  
  • This document provides an overview of considerations, questions, and answers regarding ECERS-R assessments for public school preschool programs.   (360 downloads) - 11
    Public school ECERS-R information sheet  View  
  • Revised: October 2011 This is a summary of scoring criteria used by NCRLAP assessors during Environment Rating Scale assessments for items that relate to gross motor space and equipment. These standards apply to all gross motor equipment and materials.   (3973 downloads) - 11
    Requirements for Gross Motor Space and Equipment  View  
  • This report shows statewide and county SACERS scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013.   (23 downloads) - 11
    SACERS statewide and county score summary (2014)  View  
  • Addresses common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor spaces and play that occur during the North Carolina Rated License Assessments.   (1630 downloads) - 55
    Safe space for gross motor play (uncaptioned video)  View  
  • Addresses common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor spaces and play that occur during the assessments completed by NCRLAP.   (1839 downloads) - 55
    Safe space for gross motor play (video)  View  
  • This webcast is Stay and Play Outside All Day, Part 1 which is an introduction to enhancing the outdoor learning environment. After this webcast, you may also want to view part 2 that discusses considerations for using natural learning materials as well as parts 3 and 4 that show examples of these materials.   (1245 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 1  View  
  • This webcast is about Stay and Play Outside All Day, Part 2 which continues the conversation about enhancing the outdoor play environment for children. It promotes teachers scheduling much time for outdoor play while providing children with a variety of gross motor and other learning experiences.   (832 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 2  View  
  • This presentation provides examples of outdoor learning areas as well as examples of teacher-made natural learning materials. More examples are provided in Stay and Play Outside All Day, part 4.   (846 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 3  View  
  • This webcast provides examples of teacher-made natural learning materials. These ideas come from various programs in North Carolina who wish to expose children to nature and help children develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the out-of-doors.   (846 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 4  View  
  • This document provides a summary of the lowest scoring items and indicators for the ECERS-R, as used for the assessment portion of the NC Star Rated License.   (1639 downloads) - 11
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the ECERS-R  View  
  • This document provides a summary of the lowest scoring items and indicators for the FCCERS-R, as used for the assessment portion of the NC Star Rated License.   (818 downloads) - 11
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the FCCERS-R  View  
  • This document provides a summary of the lowest scoring items and indicators for the ITERS-R, as used for the assessment portion of the NC Star Rated License.   (1419 downloads) - 11
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the ITERS-R  View  
  • This document provides a summary of the lowest scoring items and indicators for the SACERS, as used for the assessment portion of the NC Star Rated License.   (928 downloads) - 11
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the SACERS  View  
  • Use this video supplement to learn more about common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor spaces and play that occur during the NC rated license assessments.   (1003 downloads) - 11
    Supplement for A Safe Space for Gross Motor Play (8-2012)  View  
  • Use this video supplement to learn more about the process of having an assessment completed by the NC Rated License Assessment Project.   (783 downloads) - 11
    Supplement for About the Assessment Process (8-2012)  View  
  • Use this video supplement to learn more about how providers can ensure that health and sanitation practices are carried out appropriately throughout the day.   (1145 downloads) - 11
    Supplement for Handwashing and Basic Health Considerations (8-2012)  View  
  • This supplement focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in child care settings.   (1121 downloads) - 11
    Supplement for Language for Learning (8-2012)  View  
  • This video supplement illustrates ways providers can ensure that infants, particularly non-mobile infants, have a variety of play and learning experiences with appropriate materials and furnishings throughout the course of the caregiving day.   (931 downloads) - 11
    Supplement for Using Materials with Non-Mobile Infants (8-2012)  View  
  • This webcast defines the basic requirements of a cozy area for the ECERS-R considered for NCRLAP assessments and will also provide examples of areas that meet this definition and also examples that do not. It illustrates important considerations in determining the adequacy of a cozy area by answering common questions on this topic.   (1416 downloads) - 11
    The ECERS-R cozy area  View  
  • Use this worksheet while reading the appropriate Environment Rating Scale to document the materials and furnishings in your classroom while considering the items and indicators of the activity subscale.   (5885 downloads) - 11
    Thinking More about Learning Materials-ECERS-R  View  
  • Use this worksheet while reading the appropriate Environment Rating Scale to document the materials and furnishings in your family childcare home while considering the items and indicators of the activity subscale.   (2863 downloads) - 11
    Thinking More about Learning Materials-FCCERS-R  View  
  • Use this worksheet while reading the appropriate Environment Rating Scale to document the materials and furnishings in your classroom while considering the items and indicators of the activity subscale.   (3099 downloads) - 11
    Thinking More about Learning Materials-ITERS-R  View  
  • Use this worksheet while reading the appropriate Environment Rating Scale to document the materials and furnishings in your classroom while considering the items and indicators of the activity subscale.   (2410 downloads) - 11
    Thinking More about Learning Materials-SACERS  View  
  • Meal Guidelines – Ages 1-12 Source: Child and Adult Care Food Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Updated 9/25/00 www.nal.usda.gov/childcare/Cacfp/index.html   (2800 downloads) - 11
    USDA Meal Guidelines for Children 1 to 12 years  View  
  • USDA Meal Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers. Source: Child and Adult Care Food Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Updated 9/25/00. www.nal.usda.gov/childcare/Cacfp/index_html   (2209 downloads) - 11
    USDA Meal Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers  View  
  • Illustrates ways providers can ensure that infants, particularly non-mobile infants, have a variety of play and learning experiences with appropriate materials and furnishings throughout the course of the caregiving day.   (1820 downloads) - 55
    Using materials with non-mobile infants (uncaptioned)  View  
  • Illustrates ways providers can ensure that infants, particularly non-mobile infants, have a variety of play and learning experiences with appropriate materials and furnishings throughout the course of the caregiving day.   (1744 downloads) - 55
    Using materials with non-mobile infants (video)  View  
  • This webcast addresses common questions from child care providers about when it is appropriate to take children outside.   (1798 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Outdoor Play Weather Permitting: Common questions  View  
  • This webcast discusses the requirements on the Environment Rating Scales regarding outdoor play weather permitting.   (1611 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Outdoor Play Weather Permitting: What are the requirements?  View  
  • Discusses how programs can create a restful environment for children by considering the indicators at the higher levels of quality on the Environment Rating Scales.   (1741 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Rest Well- Considerations for creating a restful naptime  View  
  • Explains the requirements for the nap/rest item on the Environment Rating Scales regarding healthy provisions, and it addresses common questions and provides some helpful hints.   (1655 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Rest Well- Healthy provisions for naptime  View  
  • Discusses the supervision of infants and older children during naptime and also considers the physical layout and placement of furnishings to allow for good supervision.   (1673 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Rest well- Supervision considerations for naptime  View  
  • We provide weekly webinars where you can learn about the Environment Rating Scales and other topics.   (3945 downloads) - 55
    Webinar trainings  View  
Forms
  • This form should be completed by program staff and/or home providers prior to the start of their assessment window. One form should be used for each classroom that includes more than one child.   (4775 downloads) - 11
    Classroom information form  View  
  • A copy of this form should be completed by program staff or the home provider for each classroom prior to the start of their assessment window.   (3422 downloads) - 11
    Teacher information form  View  
General information
  • Updated guide to NC PreK ECERS assessments   (451 downloads) - 11
    2013-2014 A Guide to the NC Pre-K Assessment Process  View  
  • This address links to the website for the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, CFOC3 website page.   (1353 downloads) - 55
    Caring for Our Children, 3rd edition  View  
  • Link to CPSC website. Provides the CPSC guidelines referenced by rated license assessors.   (1223 downloads) - 55
    Handbook for Public Playground Safety  View  
  • Link to DCD website where you may look up a variety of important agencies, such as Resource and Referral offices. This helpful website allows you to select by county.   (897 downloads) - 55
    NC Child Care Resource and Referral Offices (by county)  View  
  • Links to the excellent DCD website search engine. You can search for facilities using a variety of filters (e.g., star rating, county, zip code).   (418 downloads) - 55
    Search for a child care program in North Carolina  View  
Presentations and research papers
  • Provides a summary of measurement tools used for NCRLAPs research study. Scales include: ECERS-E, OST, CLASS, ITERS-R, ECERS-R, SACERS.   (1132 downloads) - 11
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 Handout)  View  
  • This is the actual poster displayed at SRCD on March 31, 2011, titled ''''Comparison among quality measures in child care settings: Indicators of quality in relation to child outcomes''''   (1474 downloads) - 11
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 Overall DCD Results poster)  View  
  • This is the actual poster displayed at SRCD on March 31, 2011, titled ''Unique contribution of outdoor environmental quality to children's cognitive and emotional experiences: A comparison of measures''   (1342 downloads) - 11
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 POEMS poster)  View  
  • This document contains general information on the observation measures piloted in the Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools research project. It includes details about scoring, administration, and the psychometrics for each measure. Uploaded to the VFC on 1/13/2011 10:55:51 AM.   (1023 downloads) - 11
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Information on Observation Measures  View  
  • A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Preliminary Results. Uploaded to the VFC on 1/13/2011 10:59:25 AM.   (1095 downloads) - 11
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Overall Results by Age Group  View  
  • A COMPARISON OF QUALITY ASSESSMENT TOOLS: PROJECT OVERVIEW. Uploaded to the VFC on 1/13/2011 10:57:50 AM.   (1081 downloads) - 11
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Overview of Project and Procedures  View  
  • Recent findings from the North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project (NCRLAP) provide compelling evidence for the importance of low ratios and group sizes for infants and toddlers in center-based care. For more information or questions, please contact Dr. Deborah Cassidy (djcassidy@uncg.edu)   (137 downloads) - 11
    NCRLAP research brief: Ratios and group sizes are linked to ITERS-R scores  View  
  • This document provides an overview of assessment scores based on information collected during the first six years of the Star Rated License implementation (September 1, 1999, to August 31, 2005). It is important to note that these findings primarily apply to the quality of care in programs applying for three, four, or five points in program standards. Therefore, these findings are not based on a representative sample of programs in North Carolina partly because the majority of child care facilities in North Carolina and nearly all current programs with one, two, or three stars have not had an assessment using the rating scale.   (1078 downloads) - 11
    NCRLAP: Executive Summary  View  
  • UNCG has recently completely two important studies regarding child care quality and child outcomes. This document shares the results with you in a way that will provide talking points and support for conversations that child care providers might have with policy makers or investors. Please feel free to share this information with other colleagues who are also interested in working towards higher quality care for all young children.   (889 downloads) - 0
    Quality Fact Sheet  View  
  • Powerpoint slides from NCRLAP session 119 ''Understanding Classroom Quality.'' This resource was uploaded to the VFC on 5/4/2011 4:23:06 PM by Lia Rucker.   (728 downloads) - 11
    Smart Start Session119: Understanding Classroom Quality (5-4-11)  View  
NC Additional Notes
  • These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ECERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (1581 downloads) - 11
    ~NC Additional Notes ECERS-R  View  
  • These are the current NC Additional Notes for the FCCERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (374 downloads) - 11
    ~NC Additional Notes: FCCERS-R  View  
  • These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ITERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (632 downloads) - 11
    ~NC Additional Notes: ITERS-R  View  
  • These are the current NC Additional Notes for the SACERS used by NCRLAP assessors.   (347 downloads) - 11
    ~NC Additional Notes: SACERS  View  
Grievance and Score Change Documents
  • This document outlines the steps that child care operators may follow if they have questions or concerns about their assessment report(s). This resource was uploaded to the VFC on 3/4/2011 1:06:42 PM by Lia Rucker.   (632 downloads) - 0
    Information for Child Care Operators about the NCRLAP Grievance Process.docx  View  
Outreach Training
  • Flyer about training information and directions for webinar participants.   (345 downloads) - 11
    NCRLAP resources and training flyer  View  
Technology
  • We provide weekly webinars where you can learn about the Environment Rating Scales and other topics.   (3945 downloads) - 55
    Webinar trainings  View  
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