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Strategies to Manage an Effective Program Operation  >  Managing Environments
Introduction to the Environmental Rating Scale (ERS): Overview & Self-Assessment (Learn & Grow Level 2)

Course Description

This training provides an overview of the ERS tool. The focus of the ERS is on safety, organization and the age-appropriateness of daily schedule and materials within the environment. ECL providers will learn all of the components of the ERS tool, how to score, and conduct a self-assessment of their own classroom and/or program using the appropriate tool.

Course Length

- This training has 8 hours total: (5 hours of face to face training, followed by 3 hours of mandatory homework, due two weeks after the training. Must complete all 8 hours to get credit.)

 Course Cost

- Total training cost is $37.50 a person

- This course will only be offered face to face

 This training consists of two sessions, and both must be attended in order to recieve full credit. No partail credit will be given.

Anchorage : June 14th from 7-9pm & June 17th from 9am-12pm (Centers) OR 1-4pm (Family or Group Homes)

Kenai : June 2nd from 7-9pm & June 3rd from 9am-12pm OR 1-4pm

Kodiak : March 24th from 7-9pm & March 25th from 9am-12pm OR 1-4pm

Mat-su : May 19th from 7-9pm & May 20th from 9am-12pm OR 1-4pm


 This training is required for advancement to level 2 in Learn & Grow:

  • Administrators must complete this session as part of achieving the “Alaska Early Childhood Administrator Credential”
  • Lead teachers must complete this session as part of “Level 2: Moving Into Higher Quality Training”
  • For more information about Learn & Grow and the various pathways to complete these training requirements please visit

 All parts of this training session, when applicable, must be taken together to receive credit for participation. No partial credit or make up is permitted.



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