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Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale (ECEERS)
The Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale, authored by Dr. Yash Bhagwanji, provides a collaborative tool for educators and others to discuss their early childhood environmental education program goals, consider strengths and areas of needed improvement, and chart a future direction for program development. The Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale is easy to use, while also encouraging deep discussions about program philosophy, design, and implementation.
Building off of NAAEE’s Early Childhood Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence, the Early Childhood Environmental Education Rating Scale (ECEERS) is a formative evaluation tool designed to assist programs in improving their environmental education curriculum.
Whether you work with a center-based child development or family day care center, this tool can help you make needed improvements in the quality of activities, experiences, interactions, and instruction concerning the world of nature and its value in society. Environmental education centers, too, may benefit through improvements in curriculum that better respond to the abilities, interests, learning styles, and motivations for learning of young children.