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  1. Describes the steps involved in participating in assessments completed by NCRLAP. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (18406 downloads)
    About the assessment process (video)  View!  
  2. We provide weekly webinars where you can learn about the Environment Rating Scales and other topics.   (15840 downloads)
    Webinar trainings  View!  
  3. Describes many of the health and sanitation practices considered during the assessment process. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (14854 downloads)
    Handwashing and other basic health considerations (video)  View!  
  4. 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.   (14708 downloads)
    Assessment process checklist  View!  
  5. This webcast defines the basic requirements of a cozy area for the ECERS-R rating scale and provides examples of areas that meet this definition and examples of areas that do not. It illustrates important considerations in determining the adequacy of a cozy area by answering common questions on this topic. (4/17/2013)   (14566 downloads)
    ECERS-R The cozy area (webcast, uses Adobe flash)  View!  
Assessment information
  1. Describes the steps involved in participating in assessments completed by NCRLAP. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (18406 downloads) - 55
    About the assessment process (video)  View  
  2. About the assessment process in NC (uncaptioned video). Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (9872 downloads) - 55
    About the assessment process in NC (uncaptioned video)  View  
  3. 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.   (14708 downloads) - 112
    Assessment process checklist  View  
  4. This webcast explains the definition of books in poor repair as it applies to the ITERS-R and FCCERS-R as well as provides examples of common repair issues and other important considerations.   (11452 downloads) - 112
    Books in poor repair  View  
  5. (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.   (11216 downloads) - 112
    Child Care Weather Watch Chart  View  
  6. This information provides considerations regarding appropriate images in books and pictures as it applies to observations conducted by the NC Rated License Assessment Project for the NC Star Rated License and addresses common questions.   (47 downloads) - 112
    Considering Appropriate Images in Books and Pictures  View  
  7. This video is intended for participants in North Carolina's ERS Assessment Process. It 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.   (4839 downloads) - 55
    ECERS-R Item 22 Blocks, Indicator 5.1  View  
  8. This report shows statewide and county ECERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (935 downloads) - 112
    ECERS-R Statewide and county scores  View  
  9. This webcast defines the basic requirements of a cozy area for the ECERS-R rating scale and provides examples of areas that meet this definition and examples of areas that do not. It illustrates important considerations in determining the adequacy of a cozy area by answering common questions on this topic. (4/17/2013)   (14566 downloads) - 112
    ECERS-R The cozy area (webcast, uses Adobe flash)  View  
  10. This document provides an overview of considerations, questions, and answers regarding ECERS-R assessments for public school preschool programs.   (7717 downloads) - 112
    ECERS-R: Public school information sheet  View  
  11. This document provides an overview of considerations, questions from FCCH providers, and answers regarding NC's FCCERS-R assessment process.   (3509 downloads) - 112
    FCCERS-R Assessment Process Information  View  
  12. Este documento proporciona una descripcion general de las consideraciones, preguntas de los proveedores de FCCH y respuestas sobre el proceso de evaluacion de FCCERS-R de NC.   (38 downloads) - 112
    FCCERS-R Assessment Process Information (Spanish version)  View  
  13. This resource is the first in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Fine Motor item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (258 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 16 Using Fine Motor Materials with Different Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  14. This resource is the third in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Art item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (219 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 17 Using Art Materials with Different Age Groups in Family Child Care Home  View  
  15. This is the sixth in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Block item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (121 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 19 Using Blocks with Different Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  16. This resource is the fourth in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Dramatic play item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (188 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 20 Using Dramatic Play Materials with Different Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  17. This resource is the second in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Math item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (150 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 21 Using Math Materials with Different Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  18. This resource is the fifth in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Nature/science item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (191 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 22 Using Nature Science Materials with Different Age Groups in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  19. This resource is the seventh in a series of recorded PowerPoint presentations for family childcare providers. It examines the requirements of different indicators in the Promoting acceptance of diversity item in the FCCERS-R and provides a variety of examples.   (139 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 24 Promoting Acceptance and Diversity in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  20. This report shows statewide and county FCCERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (1086 downloads) - 112
    FCCERS-R Statewide and county scores  View  
  21. This document provides information about the purpose of the self-study process as part of NC's Star Rated License.   (226 downloads) - 112
    FCCH Self Study: General Information  View  
  22. This document provides important reminders about requirements for the self-study process as part of NC's Star Rated License and offers some ideas and questions to consider when getting started with a self-study.   (165 downloads) - 112
    FCCH Self Study: Key Points and Ideas for Getting Started  View  
  23. Examples of two forms are included. These are not required, but may be helpful in generating ideas or reflection as part of a self-study.   (216 downloads) - 112
    FCCH Self Study: Planning and Self Reflection Form Examples  View  
  24. Link to the DCDEE website, where you can learn about the NC Star Rated License system.   (9016 downloads) - 55
    General information regarding the NC Star Rated License system  View  
  25. Describes many of the health and sanitation practices considered during the assessment process in NC. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (10922 downloads) - 55
    Handwashing and basic health considerations for the assessment process (uncaptioned video)  View  
  26. Describes many of the health and sanitation practices considered during the assessment process. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (14854 downloads) - 55
    Handwashing and other basic health considerations (video)  View  
  27. This document briefly summarizes some of the handwashing and some health requirements for the ITERS-R, ECERS-R, and FCCERS-R.   (373 downloads) - 112
    Health Reminders for the ITERS-R ECERS-R and FCCERS-R  View  
  28. Este documento resume brevemente algunos de los requisitos del lavado de las manos y algunos requisitos para la salud en el ITERS-R, ECERS-R y FCCERS-R.   (297 downloads) - 112
    Health Reminders for the ITERS-R ECERS-R and FCCERS-R (Spanish version)  View  
  29. This document briefly summarizes some of the handwashing and health considerations for the SACERS-U.   (256 downloads) - 112
    Health Reminders for the SACERS-U  View  
  30. Este documento resume brevemente algunos de los requisitos del lavado de las manos y algunos requisitos para la salud en el SACERS-U.   (227 downloads) - 112
    Health Reminders for the SACERS-U (Spanish version)  View  
  31. This poster from the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center is referenced in NCRLAP facility summary reports.   (8808 downloads) - 55
    Healthy child care NC diaper procedure poster  View  
  32. This document explains how to determine whether to use the ECERS-R or ITERS-R in classrooms for two-year-olds when thinking about ongoing classroom planning and self-assessment, and also when preparing for upcoming assessments.   (242 downloads) - 112
    ITERS-R and ECERS-R: Determining Which Scale to Use in Two's Classrooms  View  
  33. This report shows statewide and county ITERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (1206 downloads) - 112
    ITERS-R Statewide and county scores  View  
  34. Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving infant and toddlers.   (10280 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Infants and toddlers (uncaptioned video)  View  
  35. Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving infant and toddlers.   (10095 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Infants and Toddlers (video)  View  
  36. Focuses on how language supports children’s cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving preschoolers.   (10274 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Preschoolers (uncaptioned video)  View  
  37. Focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving preschoolers.   (10594 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Preschoolers (video)  View  
  38. Focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving schoolagers. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (8934 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Schoolagers (uncaptioned video)  View  
  39. Focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving schoolagers. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (8520 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Schoolagers (video)  View  
  40. Revised: March 2019 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.   (2612 downloads) - 112
    Requirements for Gross Motor Space and Equipment  View  
  41. Provides examples of some of the required interactions and facilitation of learning for a few items on the Activities sub-scale of the SACERS-U. It illustrates ideas for implementing best practices while staff communicate and interact with school-age children.   (10374 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Facilitating activities  View  
  42. This document includes information about policy and procedures questions that are important for school-age staff to be familiar with.   (207 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Important Program Policies and Procedures  View  
  43. This document includes details and reminders for items related to various learning materials, areas, and activities included in the SACERS-U.   (201 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Promoting Engagement  View  
  44. This report shows statewide and county SACERS-U scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (513 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Statewide and county scores  View  
  45. This resource provides examples of the types of language and questioning techniques that specifically meet the expectations for item 29, Staff-child communication, indicator 5.4. It also illustrates best practices for language when staff ask children probing questions that encourage children to give more involved responses.   (8537 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U: Language Activity: Understanding the requirement for item 29  View  
  46. Addresses common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor spaces and play that occur during the North Carolina Rated License Assessments. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (9014 downloads) - 55
    Safe space for gross motor play (uncaptioned video)  View  
  47. Addresses common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor spaces and play that occur during the assessments completed by NCRLAP.   (10419 downloads) - 55
    Safe space for gross motor play (video)  View  
  48. 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. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (8431 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 1  View  
  49. 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. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (7229 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 2  View  
  50. 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. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (7002 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 3  View  
  51. 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. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (9522 downloads) - 54
    Stay and play outside all day, part 4  View  
  52. This document provides information about the substantial portion of the day requirement in the ECERS-R. It includes information about the definition of the term, how assessors determine the times and make calculations, FAQs, materials indoors and outdoors, and tips.   (2190 downloads) - 112
    Substantial portion of the day: Key points for NC's assessment process  View  
  53. Este documento proporciona información sobre los requerimientos de una parte considerable del día en el ECERS-R. Incluye información sobre la definición del término, cómo los asesores determinan los tiempos y como hacen sus cálculos, preguntas frecuentes, materiales en interiores y exteriores, y consejos.   (234 downloads) - 112
    Substantial portion of the day: Key points for NC's assessment process (Spanish version)  View  
  54. 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.   (893 downloads) - 112
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the ECERS-R  View  
  55. 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.   (490 downloads) - 112
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the FCCERS-R  View  
  56. 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.   (716 downloads) - 112
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the ITERS-R  View  
  57. This document provides a summary of the lowest scoring items and indicators for the SACERS-U, as used for the assessment portion of the NC Star Rated License.   (519 downloads) - 112
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the SACERS-U  View  
  58. 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. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (10273 downloads) - 112
    Supplement for A Safe Space for Gross Motor Play (8-2012)  View  
  59. Use this video supplement to learn more about the process of having an assessment completed by the NC Rated License Assessment Project. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (8133 downloads) - 112
    Supplement for About the Assessment Process (8-2012)  View  
  60. Use this video supplement to learn more about how providers can ensure that health and sanitation practices are carried out appropriately throughout the day. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (11132 downloads) - 112
    Supplement for Handwashing and Basic Health Considerations (8-2012)  View  
  61. This supplement focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in child care settings. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (8282 downloads) - 112
    Supplement for Language for Learning (8-2012)  View  
  62. 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.   (9404 downloads) - 112
    Supplement for Using Materials with Non-Mobile Infants (8-2012)  View  
  63. Use this worksheet to document the materials and furnishings in a preschool classroom and also to consider specific questions about play times and activities items based on ECERS-R items and indicators. This document should be used while reading the ECERS-R and it may be printed to fill in answers, or a tablet and stylus could be used.   (12 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Learning Materials and Play - ECERS-R  View  
  64. Use this worksheet to document the materials and furnishings in a family child care home and also to consider specific questions about play times and activities items based on FCCERS-R items and indicators. This document should be used while reading the FCCERS-R and it may be printed to fill in answers, or a tablet and stylus could be used.   (8 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Learning Materials and Play - FCCERS-R  View  
  65. Use this worksheet to document the materials and furnishings in infant and toddler classrooms and also to consider specific questions about play times and activities items based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This document should be used while reading the ITERS-R and it may be printed to fill in answers, or a tablet and stylus could be used.   (8 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Learning Materials and Play - ITERS-R  View  
  66. Use this worksheet to document the materials and furnishings in a school-age program and also to consider specific questions about play times and activities items based on SACERS-U items and indicators. This document should be used while reading the SACERS-U and it may be printed to fill in answers, or a tablet and stylus could be used.   (12 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Learning Materials and Play - SACERS-U  View  
  67. USDA Meal Pattern Guidelines for Children 1-12 years of age. These updated guidelines are required by October 1, 2017. Source. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks   (3663 downloads) - 112
    USDA Meal Guidelines for Children 1 to 12 years  View  
  68. USDA Meal Pattern Guidelines for Infants less than 12 months old. These updated guidelines are required by October 1, 2017. Source. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks   (2456 downloads) - 112
    USDA Meal Guidelines for Infants  View  
  69. 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.   (8721 downloads) - 55
    Using materials with non-mobile infants (uncaptioned)  View  
  70. 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.   (9556 downloads) - 55
    Using materials with non-mobile infants (video)  View  
  71. This webcast addresses common questions from child care providers about when it is appropriate to take children outside. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (8515 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Outdoor Play Weather Permitting: Common questions  View  
  72. This webcast discusses the requirements on the Environment Rating Scales regarding outdoor play weather permitting. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale, including the SACERS-U.   (7892 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Outdoor Play Weather Permitting: What are the requirements?  View  
  73. 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.   (8124 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Rest Well- Considerations for creating a restful naptime  View  
  74. 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.   (7853 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Rest Well- Healthy provisions for naptime  View  
  75. 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.   (7887 downloads) - 54
    Webcast: Rest well- Supervision considerations for naptime  View  
Forms
  1. This form should be completed by child care program staff prior to the start of their assessment window. One form should be used for each classroom that includes any two-year-old children. If no two-year-olds are enrolled, this form does not need to be completed.   (1731 downloads) - 112
    Birthdate list for classrooms with two-year-olds enrolled  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.   (1733 downloads) - 112
    Classroom information form  View  
  3. This form is to be completed for NCRLAP data requests. It helps identify which filters and variables to include and provides other information related to the nature and scope of the data request.   (2241 downloads) - 112
    NCRLAP data request application (3-6-2015)  View  
  4. This is an optional form that programs may choose to complete if their program has special characteristics (e.g., enrolls many children with involved special needs, program is based on a specific philosophy or curriculum, etc.). Based on information provided during the scheduling phone call, this form can be sent with the scheduling packet, as needed.   (451 downloads) - 112
    Special program or classroom information form  View  
  5. No description available   (3117 downloads) - 112
    Teacher Information Form  View  
General information
  1. This brochure covers how quality is assessed, how to prepare for a visit, what to expect on the day of the assessment, and what happens after the assessment.   (10245 downloads) - 112
    Brochure: A Quick Reference Guide to the Rated License Assessment Process (2014)  View  
  2. This brochure explains scheduling procedures for rated license process assessments.   (8813 downloads) - 112
    Brochure: Scheduling Your Rated License Assessment (2014)  View  
  3. This address links to the website for the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education, CFOC3 website page.   (8613 downloads) - 55
    Caring for Our Children, 3rd edition  View  
  4. Link to CPSC website. Provides the CPSC guidelines referenced by rated license assessors.   (7755 downloads) - 55
    Handbook for Public Playground Safety  View  
  5. Links to the DCDEE 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.   (3267 downloads) - 55
    NC Child Care Resource and Referral Offices (by county)  View  
  6. How Mindset Influences the Ways You Receive and Use Assessment Related Feedback Developed and presented by Adam Holland for NCRLAP Youtube link: https://youtu.be/daim84N2JPI   (96 downloads) - 55
    Reflections on Mindset video by Adam Holland  View  
  7. Links to the DCDEE website search engine. You can search for facilities using a variety of filters (e.g., star rating, county, zip code).   (4394 downloads) - 55
    Search for a child care program in North Carolina  View  
Presentations and research papers
  1. Provides a summary of measurement tools used for NCRLAP's research study. Scales include: ECERS-E, OST, CLASS, ITERS-R, ECERS-R, SACERS.   (3984 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 Handout)  View  
  2. 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.''   (4160 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 Overall DCD Results poster)  View  
  3. 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''   (4708 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 POEMS poster)  View  
  4. 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.   (3381 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Information on Observation Measures  View  
  5. A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Preliminary Results. Uploaded to the VFC on 1/13/2011 10:59:25 AM.   (3954 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Overall Results by Age Group  View  
  6. Provides an overview of the Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools research project.   (4137 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Overview of Project and Procedures  View  
  7. Lessons Learned From the First Six Years (NAEYC Presentation, Dec 2005)   (846 downloads) - 112
    Lessons Learned From the First Six Years (NAEYC Presentation, Dec 2005)  View  
  8. Provides a summary of a recent study by Hatfield et all (2014) that examined the inequities in access to quality early care and education. The purpose of the study was to examine program and community level characteristics related to total licensing points earned by early care and education programs in North Carolina's Tiered Quality Rating Improvement System (TQRIS).   (2338 downloads) - 112
    NCRLAP research brief: Inequities in access to quality early care and education  View  
  9. 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)   (7466 downloads) - 112
    NCRLAP research brief: Ratios and group sizes are linked to ITERS-R scores  View  
  10. 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.   (4214 downloads) - 112
    Quality Fact Sheet  View  
  11. 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.   (3595 downloads) - 112
    Smart Start Session119: Understanding Classroom Quality (5-4-11)  View  
NC Additional Notes
  1. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ECERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (2661 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes ECERS-R  View  
  2. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the SACERS-U used by NCRLAP assessors.   (1517 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes SACERS-U  View  
  3. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the FCCERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (1430 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes: FCCERS-R  View  
  4. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ITERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (2615 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes: ITERS-R  View  
Grievance and score change documents
  1. This document outlines the steps that child care operators may follow if they have questions or concerns about their assessment report(s).   (1518 downloads) - 112
    Information for Providers about the NCRLAP Grievance Process  View  
Outreach training
  1. Attendees or participants in recently NCRLAP outreach event can complete this survey, which asks for opinions about the training event.   (1874 downloads) - 55
    Outreach participant evaluation (online survey)  View  
  2. No description available   (808 downloads) - 112
    Webinar (WebEx) instructions: How to join  View  
  3. We provide weekly webinars where you can learn about the Environment Rating Scales and other topics.   (15840 downloads) - 55
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Technology
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