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  1. This video describes the steps involved in the assessment process completed by NCRLAP. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale.   (20195 downloads)
    About the assessment process (video)  View!  
  2. This presentation 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.   (16342 downloads)
    Handwashing and other basic health considerations (video)  View!  
  3. (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.   (13188 downloads)
    Child Care Weather Watch Chart  View!  
  4. This document is used in conjunction with the corresponding video to further understanding of required health and sanitation practices. Information in this supplement applies to all Environment Rating Scales.   (12287 downloads)
    Handwashing and Basic Health Considerations (supplement)  View!  
  5. This video focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving preschoolers.   (12158 downloads)
    Language for learning: Preschoolers (video)  View!  
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  1. This video describes the steps involved in the assessment process completed by NCRLAP. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale.   (20195 downloads) - 55
    About the assessment process (video)  View  
  2. (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.   (13188 downloads) - 112
    Child Care Weather Watch Chart  View  
  3. This presentation 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.   (16342 downloads) - 55
    Handwashing and other basic health considerations (video)  View  
Assessment information
  1. This document is used in conjunction with the corresponding video to further understanding of common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor play spaces and play. Information in this supplement applies to all Environment Rating Scales.   (11273 downloads) - 112
    A Safe Space for Gross Motor Play (supplement)  View  
  2. This document is used in conjunction with the corresponding video to further understanding of the assessment process. Information in this supplement applies to all Environment Rating Scales.   (9495 downloads) - 112
    About the Assessment Process (supplement)  View  
  3. This video describes the steps involved in the assessment process completed by NCRLAP. Information in this resource is appropriate to be used with each Environment Rating Scale.   (20195 downloads) - 55
    About the assessment process (video)  View  
  4. This presentation 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.   (836 downloads) - 55
    Books in Poor Repair: FCCERS-R and ITERS-R  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.   (13188 downloads) - 112
    Child Care Weather Watch Chart  View  
  6. This presentation provides considerations regarding appropriate images in books and pictures as it applies to assessments completed for NC's Star Rated License and addresses common questions. Information in this presentation applies to all the Environment Rating Scales.   (987 downloads) - 55
    Considering Appropriate Images in Books and Pictures  View  
  7. New! Watch training videos about the assessment process and quality child care.   (44 downloads) - 55
    Creating a Quality Learning Environment Video Series  View  
  8. This document helps determine whether to consider the ECERS-R or ITERS-R for a two-year-old classroom when preparing for upcoming assessments. It can also be used when thinking about ongoing classroom planning and self-assessment   (1008 downloads) - 112
    Determining Which Scale to Use in Two's Classrooms: ECERS-R and ITERS-R  View  
  9. 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.   (755 downloads) - 55
    ECERS-R Item 22 Blocks, Indicator 5.1  View  
  10. This report shows statewide and county ECERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (1763 downloads) - 112
    ECERS-R Statewide and county scores  View  
  11. This document provides information about the substantial portion of the day requirement in the ECERS-R. It includes a definition of the term, how assessors determine the times and make calculations, FAQs, materials indoors and outdoors, and tips. It is available in English and Spanish.   (4489 downloads) - 112
    ECERS-R Substantial portion of the day: Key points for NC's assessment process  View  
  12. This presentation defines the basic requirements of a cozy area for the ECERS-R 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.   (805 downloads) - 55
    ECERS-R The Cozy Area  View  
  13. This document provides an overview of considerations, questions, and answers regarding ECERS-R assessments for public school preschool programs.   (9034 downloads) - 112
    ECERS-R: Public school information sheet  View  
  14. This document provides an overview of considerations, questions from FCCH providers, and answers regarding NC's FCCERS-R assessment process. It is available in English and Spanish.   (4620 downloads) - 112
    FCCERS-R Assessment Process Information  View  
  15. This is the first in a series of presentations for family childcare providers. It explains terms used throughout the scale, including different age groups, ''accessible'' and ''much of the day,'' and examines the requirements of different indicators in the Fine Motor item in the FCCERS-R while providing a variety of examples.   (1022 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 16 Using Fine Motor Materials with Different Age Groups  View  
  16. This presentation is part of a series 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.   (952 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 17 Using Art Materials with Different Age Groups  View  
  17. This presentation is part of a series 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.   (849 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 19 Using Blocks with Different Age Groups  View  
  18. This presentation is part of a series 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.   (883 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 20 Using Dramatic Play Materials with Different Age Groups  View  
  19. This presentation is part of a series 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.   (1448 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 21 Using Math Materials with Different Age Groups  View  
  20. This presentation is part of a series 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.   (1295 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 22 Using Nature Science Materials with Different Age Groups  View  
  21. This presentation is part of a series 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.   (840 downloads) - 55
    FCCERS-R Item 24 Promoting Acceptance and Diversity  View  
  22. This document provides information about what is required at the ''good'' level in FCCERS-R Item 24, Promoting acceptance of diversity. It also provides examples of items that can earn credit.   (411 downloads) - 112
    FCCERS-R Item 24 Promoting Acceptance of Diversity: What is Required at the 5 Level?  View  
  23. This report shows statewide and county FCCERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (2273 downloads) - 112
    FCCERS-R Statewide and county scores  View  
  24. This document provides information about the purpose of the self-study process as part of NC's Star Rated License.   (946 downloads) - 112
    FCCH Self Study: General Information  View  
  25. 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.   (1000 downloads) - 112
    FCCH Self Study: Key Points and Ideas for Getting Started  View  
  26. 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.   (994 downloads) - 112
    FCCH Self Study: Planning and Self Reflection Form Examples  View  
  27. Link to the DCDEE website, where you can learn about the NC Star Rated License system.   (10037 downloads) - 55
    General information regarding the NC Star Rated License system  View  
  28. Glance Network address for provider webinars.   (34 downloads) - 55
    Glance Network  View  
  29. This document provides information for NC Pre-K classrooms and programs participating in the ECERS-R assessment process.   (893 downloads) - 112
    Guide to the NC Pre-K Assessment Process  View  
  30. This document is used in conjunction with the corresponding video to further understanding of required health and sanitation practices. Information in this supplement applies to all Environment Rating Scales.   (12287 downloads) - 112
    Handwashing and Basic Health Considerations (supplement)  View  
  31. This presentation 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.   (16342 downloads) - 55
    Handwashing and other basic health considerations (video)  View  
  32. This document briefly summarizes some of the handwashing and some health requirements for the ITERS-R, ECERS-R, and FCCERS-R.   (1664 downloads) - 112
    Health Reminders for the ITERS-R ECERS-R and FCCERS-R  View  
  33. This document briefly summarizes some of the handwashing and health considerations for the SACERS-U. It is available in English and Spanish.   (981 downloads) - 112
    Health Reminders for the SACERS-U  View  
  34. This poster is from the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center shows the diapering procedure and is referenced in NCRLAP assessment reports.   (9666 downloads) - 55
    Healthy child care NC diaper procedure poster  View  
  35. 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.   (1288 downloads) - 112
    Información del Proceso de Evaluación del FCCERS-R  View  
  36. This report shows statewide and county ITERS-R scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (1893 downloads) - 112
    ITERS-R Statewide and county scores  View  
  37. This document is used in conjunction with the corresponding video to further understanding of how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in child care settings. Information in this supplement applies to all Environment Rating Scales.   (9141 downloads) - 112
    Language for Learning (supplement)  View  
  38. This video focuses on how language supports childrens cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving infant and toddlers.   (11394 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Infants and Toddlers (video)  View  
  39. This video focuses on how language supports children's cognitive and social/emotional development in programs serving preschoolers.   (12158 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Preschoolers (video)  View  
  40. This video 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.   (9686 downloads) - 55
    Language for learning: Schoolagers (video)  View  
  41. Estas sugerencias pueden ayudar a aumentar la comprensión del Proceso de Evaluación de la Escala de Calificación Ambiental (ERS) y facilitar la preparación de su(s) evaluación(es). Estas sugerencias ayudan a los proveedores a ofrecer atención de calidad como un proceso continuo. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (360 downloads) - 112
    Pensando por Adelantado y estar preparado todo el tiempo (para el proceso de evaluación)  View  
  42. Este documento resume brevemente algunos de los requisitos del lavado de las manos y algunos requisitos para la salud para el SACERS-U. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (1540 downloads) - 112
    Recordatorios para la salud en el SACERS-U  View  
  43. 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. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (1202 downloads) - 112
    Recordatorios para salud en el ITERS-R, ECERS-R y FCCERS-R  View  
  44. This document summarizes scoring criteria used by NCRLAP assessors during Environment Rating Scale assessments for items that relate to the safety of gross motor space and equipment. These standards apply to all gross motor equipment and materials.   (86 downloads) - 112
    Requirements for Gross Motor Space and Equipment  View  
  45. This presentation explains the requirements for the nap/rest items in the Environment Rating Scales regarding healthy provisions. It addresses common questions and provides some helpful hints.   (645 downloads) - 55
    Rest Well: Sanitation considerations for naptime  View  
  46. This presentation discusses the supervision of children during naptime and considers the physical layout and placement of furnishings to allow for good supervision. It also discusses how programs can create a restful environment for children by considering the indicators at the various levels of quality in the Environment Rating Scales.   (602 downloads) - 55
    Rest Well: Supervision considerations for naptime and creating a restful environment  View  
  47. This presentation provides examples of some required interactions and facilitation of learning for items in the Activities sub-scale of the SACERS-U. It illustrates ideas for implementing best practices while staff communicate and interact with school-age children.   (11266 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Facilitating activities  View  
  48. This document includes information about SACERS-U policies and procedures important for school-age staff.   (912 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Important Program Policies and Procedures  View  
  49. This document includes details and reminders for items related to various learning materials, areas, and activities included in the SACERS-U.   (1040 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Promoting Engagement  View  
  50. This report shows statewide and county SACERS-U scores for NC Star Rated License assessments during 9/1/2017 to 8/31/2019.   (1113 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U Statewide and county scores  View  
  51. This document provides examples of the types of language and questioning techniques that specifically meet the expectations for SACERS-U 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.   (9385 downloads) - 112
    SACERS-U: Language Activity: Understanding the requirement for item 29  View  
  52. This video addressed common questions and scoring issues related to gross motor spaces and play that occurs during North Carolina Rated License Assessments. Information in this video applies to all Environment Rating Scales.   (11765 downloads) - 55
    Safe space for gross motor play (video)  View  
  53. Esta información les dará a los administradores y al personal una mejor comprensión de lo que ocurrirá durante el Proceso de Evaluación y algunas ideas para pasos de preparación simples que ayudarán a que el proceso se desarrolle sin problemas. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (317 downloads) - 112
    Su Evaluación(s) está Programada. Y Ahora Que?  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.   (1802 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.   (1123 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.   (1579 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.   (1189 downloads) - 112
    Summary of Lowest Scoring Items and Indicators for the SACERS-U  View  
  58. This document provides information that may increase understanding of the Environment Rating Scale (ERS) assessment process. It can also be used to support an on-going process to develop and maintain quality care for children in your program. It is available in English and Spanish.   (454 downloads) - 112
    Thinking ahead and being prepared all of the time (for the assessment process)  View  
  59. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about activities for learning and play based on ECERS-R items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (431 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Activities ECERS-R  View  
  60. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about activities for learning and play based on FCCERS-R items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (351 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Activities FCCERS-R  View  
  61. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about activities for learning and play based on ITERS-R items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (411 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Activities ITERS-R  View  
  62. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about activities for learning and play based on SACERS-U items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (372 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Activities SACERS-U  View  
  63. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on FCCERS items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (167 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interaction FCCERS-R  View  
  64. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (280 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interaction ITERS-R  View  
  65. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on ECERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (320 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interactions ECERS-R  View  
  66. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on SACERS-U items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (312 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interactions SACERS-U  View  
  67. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on ECERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (519 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Personal Care Routines ECERS-R  View  
  68. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on FCCERS items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (197 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Personal Care Routines FCCERS-R  View  
  69. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (394 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Personal Care Routines ITERS-R  View  
  70. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on ECERS-R (change scale) items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (442 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure ECERS-R  View  
  71. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on FCCERS items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (183 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure FCCERS-R  View  
  72. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (384 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure ITERS-R  View  
  73. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on SACERS-U items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (296 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure SACERS-U  View  
  74. This worksheet can be used to answer questions and document information about space and furnishings based on ECERS-R items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (354 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Space and Furnishings ECERS-R  View  
  75. This worksheet can be used to answer questions and document information about space and furnishings based on FCCERS-R items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (288 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Space and Furnishings FCCERS-R  View  
  76. This worksheet can be used to answer questions and document information about space and furnishings based on ITERS-R items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (544 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Space and Furnishings ITERS-R  View  
  77. This worksheet can be used to answer questions and document information about space and furnishings based on SACERS-U items and indicators. It is not required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process, but is highly recommended for those wanting to understand more about the various requirements or who are completing a low score reassessment.   (400 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Space and Furnishings SACERS-U  View  
  78. ''Este documento proporciona información para las aulas y los programas Pre-Jardín de Carolina del Norte que participan en el proceso de evaluación ECERS-R. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.''   (641 downloads) - 112
    Una guía para el Proceso de Evaluación de la Escala de Calificación Ambiental de Pre-Jardín de Carolina del Norte  View  
  79. Este documento proporciona informacion sobre los requerimientos de Una Parte Considerable del Día para el ECERS-R. Incluye informacion sobre la definición del termino, como los asesores determinan los tiempos y como hacen sus calculos, preguntas frecuentes, materiales en interiores y exteriores, y consejos. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (882 downloads) - 112
    Una Parte Considerable del Día: Puntos claves para el proceso de evaluación ECERS ‐ R de Carolina del Norte  View  
  80. USDA Meal Pattern Guidelines for Children 1-12 years of age. These were updated on October 1, 2017. Source. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks and redesigned by NCRLAP   (1193 downloads) - 112
    USDA Meal Pattern Guidelines for Children 1 to 12 years  View  
  81. USDA Meal Pattern Guidelines for Infants less than 12 months old. These were updated on October 1, 2017. Source. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/meals-and-snacks and redesigned by NCRLAP.   (614 downloads) - 112
    USDA Meal Pattern Guidelines for Infants  View  
  82. This document is used in conjunction with the corresponding video to further understanding of the 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. Information in this supplement applies to all programs providing infant care.   (10273 downloads) - 112
    Using Materials with Non-Mobile Infants (supplement)  View  
  83. This video 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.   (10791 downloads) - 55
    Using materials with non-mobile infants (video)  View  
  84. This presentation addresses requirements and common questions regarding outdoor play, weather permitting. It provides an introduction to ways to enhance the outdoor learning environment. Information in this resource applies to all of the Environment Rating Scales.   (735 downloads) - 55
    Weather Permitting and Outdoor Play  View  
  85. This document will give administrators and staff a better understanding of what will occur during the assessment process and some ideas for simple preparation steps to help the process go smoothly. It is available in English and Spanish.   (371 downloads) - 112
    Your Assessments Are Scheduled, Now What?  View  
Forms
  1. This form should be completed by child care program staff and given to the assessor on the day of the assessment. 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.   (719 downloads) - 112
    Birthdate list for classrooms with two-year-olds enrolled: ECERS-R and ITERS-R  View  
  2. This form is completed when there are more than four children with identified disabilities or special needs enrolled in a classroom. It includes additional rows of the table on the classroom information form.   (966 downloads) - 112
    Children with disabilities information form  View  
  3. This form should be completed by program staff and/or home providers before the assessment and given to assessors on the day of the assessment. One form should be used for each classroom.   (588 downloads) - 112
    Classroom information form  View  
  4. 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.   (2577 downloads) - 112
    NCRLAP data request application (3-6-2015)  View  
  5. This optional form may be used to document special program or classroom characteristics (e.g., enrolls many children with complex special needs, program is based on a specific philosophy or curriculum, etc.). Based on information provided during the scheduling phone call, this form may be included with the scheduling packet.   (387 downloads) - 112
    Special characteristics information form  View  
  6. This form is completed by program staff and is ready to give to the assessor on the day of the assessment.   (573 downloads) - 112
    Teacher Information Form  View  
General information
  1. This brochure explains how quality is assessed, how to prepare for a visit, the scheduling process, what to expect on the day of the assessment, and what happens after the assessment. It is available in English and Spanish.   (1437 downloads) - 112
    A Quick Reference to the Rated License Assessment Process (2020 brochure web version)  View  
  2. This website provides detailed information about health and safety practices in child care programs and family child care homes.   (9888 downloads) - 55
    Caring for Our Children, 3rd edition  View  
  3. Link to CPSC website. Provides the CPSC guidelines referenced by rated license assessors.   (8521 downloads) - 55
    Handbook for Public Playground Safety  View  
  4. Este documento proporciona información para las familias sobre el proceso de evaluación y qué esperar. Se anima a los administradores del programa a publicar este documento en áreas familiares o incluirlo en un boletín informativo del programa cuando esté programada la ventana de evaluación. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (745 downloads) - 112
    Información para familias sobre Evaluaciones de Licencias Calificadas en Hogares de Cuidado Infantil Familiar  View  
  5. This document provides information for families about the assessment process and what to expect. Program administrators are encouraged to post this document in family areas or include with a program newsletter when the assessment window is scheduled. It is available in English and Spanish.   (899 downloads) - 112
    Information for Families About Rated License Assessments in Child Care Centers  View  
  6. This document provides information for families about the assessment process and what to expect. FCCH providers are encouraged to post this document in family areas or include with a program newsletter when the assessment window is scheduled. It is available in English and Spanish.   (765 downloads) - 112
    Information for Families About Rated License Assessments in Family Child Care Homes  View  
  7. Link 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.   (3702 downloads) - 55
    NC Child Care Resource and Referral Offices (by county)  View  
  8. This video, subtitled ''How Mindset Influences the Ways You Receive and Use Assessment Related Feedback'' was developed for and presented to NCRLAP by Adam Holland. It can be used as a staff meeting activity and includes questions for consideration.   (531 downloads) - 55
    Reflections on Mindset video by Adam Holland  View  
  9. Links to the DCDEE website search engine. You can search for facilities using a variety of filters (e.g., star rating, county, zip code).   (4946 downloads) - 55
    Search for a child care program in North Carolina  View  
  10. Este folleto explica cómo se evalúa la calidad, cómo prepararse para una visita, el proceso de programación, qué se debe esperar el día de la evaluación y qué sucede después de la evaluación. Está disponible en Inglés y Español.   (397 downloads) - 112
    Una Referencia Rápida para el Proceso de Evaluación de Licencias Calificadas  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.   (4457 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 Handout)  View  
  2. This poster was displayed at SRCD on March 31, 2011, ''Comparison among quality measures in child care settings: Indicators of quality in relation to child outcomes.''   (4538 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools (SRCD 2011 Overall DCD Results poster)  View  
  3. This poster was displayed at SRCD on March 31, 2011, ''Unique contribution of outdoor environmental quality to children's cognitive and emotional experiences: A comparison of measures''   (5206 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.   (3774 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.   (4329 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.   (4688 downloads) - 112
    A Comparison of Quality Assessment Tools: Overview of Project and Procedures  View  
  7. Lessons Learned From the First Six Years   (1272 downloads) - 112
    Lessons Learned From the First Six Years (NAEYC Presentation, Dec 2005)  View  
NC Additional Notes
  1. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ECERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (1202 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes ECERS-R  View  
  2. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the SACERS-U used by NCRLAP assessors.   (847 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes SACERS-U  View  
  3. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the FCCERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (741 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes: FCCERS-R  View  
  4. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ITERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors.   (990 downloads) - 112
    ~NC Additional Notes: ITERS-R  View  
  5. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ECERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors when completing Modified Assessments during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (531 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified ECERS-R Assessments  View  
  6. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the Modified FCCERS-R Assessments used by NCRLAP assessors during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (221 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified FCCERS-R Assessments  View  
  7. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the Modified ITERS-R Assessments used by NCRLAP assessors during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (420 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified ITERS-R Assessments  View  
  8. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the Modified SACERS-U Assessments used by NCRLAP assessors during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (321 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified SACERS-U Assessments  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).   (1849 downloads) - 112
    Information for Providers about the NCRLAP Grievance Process  View  
Outreach training
  1. This survey is used to create feedback about NCRLAP outreach events.   (2906 downloads) - 55
    Outreach participant evaluation (online survey)  View  
Temporary assessment process
  1. This document provides a one-page overview of NC's Temporary Assessment Process.   (385 downloads) - 112
    A Quick Glance: NC's Temporary Assessment Process  View  
  2. This document provides a one-page overview of NC's Temporary Assessment Process.   (87 downloads) - 112
    A Quick Glance: NC's Temporary Assessment Process (Spanish)  View  
  3. Frequently asked questions about the Temporary Assessment Process, the Reflective Self-Study, and Modified Assessments are answered in this document.   (94 downloads) - 112
    FAQs about the Temporary Assessment Process  View  
  4. This document provides information for NC Pre-K classrooms/programs participating in the 2021 Temporary Assessment Process.   (273 downloads) - 112
    Guide to the NC Pre-K Temporary Assessment Process  View  
  5. This document provides information for NC Pre-K classrooms/programs participating in the 2021 Temporary Assessment Process.   (138 downloads) - 112
    Guide to the NC Pre-K Temporary Assessment Process (Spanish)  View  
  6. This document describes important considerations and the steps that will occur for a reassessment following a low score during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (61 downloads) - 112
    Low Score Reassessments During the Temporary Assessment Process: An Overview  View  
  7. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the ECERS-R used by NCRLAP assessors when completing Modified Assessments during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (531 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified ECERS-R Assessments  View  
  8. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the Modified FCCERS-R Assessments used by NCRLAP assessors during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (221 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified FCCERS-R Assessments  View  
  9. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the Modified ITERS-R Assessments used by NCRLAP assessors during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (420 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified ITERS-R Assessments  View  
  10. These are the current NC Additional Notes for the Modified SACERS-U Assessments used by NCRLAP assessors during the Temporary Assessment Process.   (321 downloads) - 112
    NC Additional Notes for Modified SACERS-U Assessments  View  
  11. This document explains health precautions specific to the Modified Assessment site visits.   (225 downloads) - 112
    NCRLAP Health Precautions For Modified Assessment Site Visits  View  
  12. This document explains health precautions specific to the Modified Assessment site visits. Spanish version.   (116 downloads) - 112
    NCRLAP Health Precautions For Modified Assessment Site Visits (Spanish)  View  
  13. This document provides an overview of the three-step process for child care centers.   (364 downloads) - 112
    Overview of Reflective Self-Study for Child Care Centers  View  
  14. This document provides an overview of the three-step process for child care centers.   (96 downloads) - 112
    Overview of Reflective Self-Study for Child Care Centers (Spanish)  View  
  15. This document provides an overview of the three-step process for family child care homes.   (137 downloads) - 112
    Overview of Reflective Self-Study for FCCH  View  
  16. This document provides an overview of the three-step process for family child care homes.   (83 downloads) - 112
    Overview of Reflective Self-Study for FCCH (Spanish)  View  
  17. Includes 3 essential documents for administrators to begin the process. The Thinking More worksheets are separate.   (94 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study packet for administrators  View  
  18. Includes all 6 documents needed for FCCH providers to complete the Reflective Self-Study.   (169 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study packet for FCCH  View  
  19. This document is completed by the Administrator to verify that all steps of the Reflective Self-Study were completed for all classrooms.   (320 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study Verification Form for Child Care Centers  View  
  20. This document is completed by the Family Child Care Provider to verify that all steps of the Reflective Self-Study were completed.   (149 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study Verification Form for FCCH  View  
  21. This document addresses questions and provides details, tips, and reminders for navigating through the process.   (89 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study: Instructions for Administrators  View  
  22. This document addresses questions and provides details, tips, and reminders for navigating through the process. (Spanish)   (37 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study: Instructions for Administrators (Spanish)  View  
  23. This document addresses questions and provides details, tips, and reminders for navigating through the process.   (135 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study: Instructions for FCCH Providers  View  
  24. This document addresses questions and provides details, tips, and reminders for navigating through the process.   (90 downloads) - 112
    Reflective Self-Study: Instructions for FCCH Providers (Spanish)  View  
  25. This document explains how and why the Temporary Assessment Process was developed.   (248 downloads) - 112
    Temporary Assessment Process: Rationale and Development  View  
  26. This document explains how and why the Temporary Assessment Process was developed (Spanish).   (108 downloads) - 112
    Temporary Assessment Process: Rationale and Development (Spanish)  View  
  27. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on SACERS-U items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (61 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Health and Safety SACERS-U  View  
  28. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on FCCERS items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (167 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interaction FCCERS-R  View  
  29. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (280 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interaction ITERS-R  View  
  30. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on ECERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (320 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interactions ECERS-R  View  
  31. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about language for learning and positive interactions based on SACERS-U items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (312 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Language and Interactions SACERS-U  View  
  32. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on ECERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (519 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Personal Care Routines ECERS-R  View  
  33. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on FCCERS items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (197 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Personal Care Routines FCCERS-R  View  
  34. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about personal care routines, health, and safety based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (394 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Personal Care Routines ITERS-R  View  
  35. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on ECERS-R (change scale) items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (442 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure ECERS-R  View  
  36. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on FCCERS items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (183 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure FCCERS-R  View  
  37. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on ITERS-R items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (384 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure ITERS-R  View  
  38. Use this worksheet to answer questions and document information about program structure including aspects of the daily schedule, free play and group times, and provisions for children with disabilities based on SACERS-U items and indicators. This worksheet is accessible for all to use at anytime, but it is required for the Reflective Self-Study as part of the Temporary Assessment Process (2021).   (296 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More About Program Structure SACERS-U  View  
  39. Includes all 3 worksheets required for the Reflective Self-Study.   (392 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More worksheet bundle ECERS-R  View  
  40. Includes all 3 worksheets required for the Reflective Self-Study.   (86 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More worksheet bundle FCCERS-R  View  
  41. Includes all 3 worksheets required for the Reflective Self-Study.   (267 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More worksheet bundle ITERS-R  View  
  42. Includes all 3 worksheets required for the Reflective Self-Study.   (262 downloads) - 112
    Thinking More worksheet bundle SACERS-U  View  
  43. This information will give administrators, staff, and family child care providers a better understanding of what will occur during the Modified Assessment process process and some ideas for simple preparation steps to help the process go smoothly.   (127 downloads) - 112
    Your Modified Assessments are Scheduled - Now What?  View  
  44. This information will give administrators, staff, and family child care providers a better understanding of what will occur during the Modified Assessment process process and some ideas for simple preparation steps to help the process go smoothly.   (87 downloads) - 112
    Your Modified Assessments are Scheduled - Now What? (Spanish)  View  
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