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Environment Rating Scale® Training Opportunities

Bright & Early ND is bringing the Environment Rating Scale® (ERS®) directly to you! Depending on your program type, the following options will be available (available July 1st, 2018):

Introduction to the ITERS-3 and ECERS-3

This is a face to face training, sponsored by Bright & Early ND, which focuses on the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3) and the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3). Discussion and ideas will be shared on the indicators and items within the subscales. Participants will set goals to help them implement new ideas and best practices into their classrooms and help guide them to provide intentional, meaningful environments for the children they care for.

Examples of programs that might attend this training include: Preschool and Center-Based programs or Group programs located in a facility.

Did someone say Bright & Early ND Partner Perk?

For programs that have a current Bright & Early ND Quality Rating, we are offering this course at a discounted rate of $15 per person, that's a savings of 50%! Plus, once your program receives a Step 2 Quality Rating, you may be eligible for reimbursement of training costs incurred (up to $150 per program)! For more details on reimbursement please see our Professional Development Policies.

Below you will find the dates of our upcoming events. Registration information coming soon!

 Thursday, September 13th  6 pm-9 pm  Minot, ND
 Monday, September 24th  6 pm-9 pm  Bismarck, ND
 Monday, October 15th  6 pm-9 pm  Fargo, ND
 Thursday, October 18th  6 pm-9 pm  Grand Forks, ND
 Wednesday, November 7th  6 pm-9 pm  Fargo, ND
FCCERS-R™ 101

This is an online training, sponsored by the ERS® Institute, which focuses on the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale®, Revised Edition (FCCERS-R). The course is organized into two separate modules, or chapters, and topics covered are: How the Scale addresses the basic needs of children; organization of the Scale; terms frequently used in the Scale; the Scoring System; and sample scoring scenarios.

Examples of programs that might attend this training include: Family child care providers or Group programs located in a home.

Did someone say Bright & Early ND Partner Perk?

For programs that are currently participating in a Bright & Early ND cohort, we are offering this course at no cost (a value of $150)! To gain access to this course, please contact your assigned Child Care Aware® of ND Coach for more details and registration information.