Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Human Nutrition and Foods
Barbara G. Warash.
This study's intent was to examine the use of the ECERS as a training tool for classroom improvement. Quality ratings for classrooms were measured using the two ECERS observations with a training session in between. The participants of this study were 15 Educare classrooms from a northern county in West Virginia.;An alpha level of .05 was used in all statistical analysis. The results of the one-tailed paired-sampled t-test of the ECERS displayed two significant findings. A second analysis resulted in additional significant findings, after removing a center from the study.;This was an important study for child care centers and directors. The child care directors of the study learned the importance of having a quality school and now know what is considered high quality. Directors need to be familiar with the quality issues in child care. Using the ECERS as a training device can help them with many issues.
Lucci, Brittany K., "Using the early childhood environmental rating scale as a tool for classroom improvement" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1976.