This is a three part training. All parts must be completed in order to receive full credit. No partial credit will be given. Dates of training sessions are May 18th 6:00-8:00pm and May 19th: 9am-12pm for in-home providers of Family and/or Group Homes, and 12:00-3:00pm for teachers/administrators of birth - 5 year old classrooms.
Part 1 (2 hrs) - Provides an overview of the ERS tool. The focus of the ERS is on interactions with young children, health & safety, the age-appropriateness of daily schedule and access to materials within the environment.
Part 2 (3 hrs)- In each session providers will learn the components of the age-specific ERS tool. They will learn what quality indicators the tool uses to identify best practices within the age-specific classroom. Providers will get a general idea of how the scale assigns a score for the assessment. Providers select one of the following three sessions to attend:
-ECERS-3: for teachers/administrators of 3 -5 year old classrooms
-ITERS-3: for teachers/administrators of birth - 3 year old classrooms
-FCCERS: for in-home providers of Family and/or Group Homes
Part 3 (3 hrs) - Providers will complete the self-reflection worksheet in their classroom environment and answer questions about what they do in their daily practices with young children. The self-reflection tool is designed to guide teachers to make quality improvements in their environment.
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 www.aklearnandgrow.org