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External Quality Improvement Services

ECERS-3™, ITERS-3™ and FCCERS-3™ Full-day Training

These courses are an in-depth study of the Environment Rating Scale (ERS) of your choice, these scales were created to assess classrooms using a seven-point scale, from inadequate to excellent levels. During these courses, we discuss the interpretation of specific indicators, the research, and rationale for the requirements, and how the scales are currently used for the Colorado Shines rating system. Each course will have practice video observations, hands-on activities, and will provide suggestions on how to meet the scale’s criteria in different classroom/family home settings. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the scale and develop the skills necessary to complete an observation as part of their certification process. 


We offer Program Administration Scale (PAS) and Business Administration Scale (BAS) assessments. These assessments are not only beneficial for helping centers and family child care homes implement high quality business practices, they can also be used to earn credit for your Colorado Shines Rating!