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ERS Project & Community Resources

ERS Project at Clayton

The Environment Rating Scales (ERS) project at Clayton started in 2004 as part of the Research and Evaluation Department and is now part of the Quality Assessment Services Department. The Quality Advancement Team are state anchors for the Environment Rating Scales-they are your local ERS experts!

The Advancement Team is trained annually by The Environment Rating Scale Institute (ERSI) in North Carolina (authors of the scales). Click here to learn more about the authors of the scales and view additional resources on their website. ERSI provides national-scale resources, while the Advancement Team provides state-specific information. 


External Training & Services

Click on the links below to learn more about the services provided by the Advancement Team listed. 

Meet the Quality Advancement Team

Quality Advancement Team

Linda Franklin (top left), Connie Haberman (top right), Laura Lerner (bottom left), Malie Visser (middle), Connie Norton (bottom right)



Click on the name of the Quality Advancement Team member below to learn more about them. 






Support for Coaches Conducting Virtual Observations

Click the links below to learn more about how coaches could conduct virtual observations during the pandemic. 

The links below are virtual rating resources designed for coaches and include some that are also accessible to providers. All virtual rating resources are found on the Colorado Shines project page here. Click the linked resource names below to download them.

Environment Rating Scale Resources

Click on the links below to access Environment Rating Scale resources. 


We have developed a virtual ERS certification process for coaches wishing to obtain Clayton ERS Certification in ECERS-3, ITERS-3, and FCCERS-3. 

ERS Questions? Contact the Quality Advancement Team.

Want to schedule your certification? Complete a Certification Request Form.

Want to request other quality improvement services? Complete a Service Request Form