Beginning July 1, 2018, the 3rd edition of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3) will be used for all assessment requests made by center-based programs with preschool-age classrooms (3-5 year olds). Assessment requests emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 29, 2018 will continue to be given the choice of ECERS-R or ECERS-3, even if the actual assessment date is not scheduled until after July 1.
Please note, that if a program still wants the option of being assessed on the ECERS-R, the program must request the assessment prior to June 29th (the last working day of June). This means, a program’s QRS application will need to be submitted in a timely manner so the QRS application can be reviewed, DHS can inform CCR&R the program is ready for a level 5 assessment, and then inform the program to request an assessment. Assessors will not schedule assessments until they have received notification from DHS the program is ready for a level 5 assessment.
If you have questions about the transition of ECERS-R to ECERS-3, you can contact me directly at email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.