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Virtual CLASS® Observations

Infant, Toddler, and PreK CLASS® observations can be done virtually and these are also accepted through PDIS. Teachstone® has many resources around virtual CLASS® observations that can be found here

Below are some tips for ensuring what you submit to PDIS will be accepted:

  • You must be a current, certified/reliable observer and provide a copy of your observer card or certificate
  • Complete a Demonstrated Competencies Scoring Submission Form 
  • Be sure your scoresheet/summary page is completely filled out
  • Complete four cycles that are each 15-20 minutes
  • 10 minute cycles are the very minimum accepted, but best practice is to get a full 20 minutes for each cycle whenever possible
  • Even when conducting these virtually, be sure to include start and end times for each cycle. Recording start and end times can be when you start and end watching the video submitted, or if watching live remotely, the start and end times that you are observing


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