The Quality Connections resource library provides current early childhood information to support early care and education professionals in their efforts to create and sustain quality learning environments for children and families.
Environment Rating Scales (ERS)
There are several documents that are used as references to complete scoring of the ERS scales.
- Procedures/Guidelines (PDFs)
- Hand washing procedures
- Table washing procedures
- Diapering/hand washing procedures
- Stand-up diapering procedures
- Meal guidelines 1-12 years
- Meal guidelines birth-12 months
- Playground guidelines
- SF Local Modification-Español
- SF Local Modification-中文
- Interview Questions (PDFs)
- Confirmation Packet Information for ERS (PDFs)
Ordering information for ERS products and related materials.
PowerPoint covering ITERS-R basics, including safety, health, and language requirements.
This PowerPoint provides an overview of considerations for the provision of outdoor environments, equipment, and play experiences in the context of the ECERS-R.
Services, information, and training opportunities related to use of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS).
Overview of the SPD requirement, including how SPD is calculated, why it is important, and where it is rated in the ECERS-R.
Free online training modules providing an introduction to the Environmental Rating Scales (ERS), available in English and Spanish through the “ERSI Environmental Scales Institute” link on California Early Childhood Online (CECO).
This PowerPoint provides an overview of considerations for the provision of active physical play in the context of the ITERS-R.
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
Information, services, and resources related to the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
Ordering information for CLASS Pre-K and Infant/Toddler Manuals and Dimensions Guides.
Health & Safety Resources
Handy, display-ready guide to sanitizing surface and other items using safe alternatives to bleach.
Comprehensive information on how to meet infection control regulations with bleach-free products approved for that use.
Report detailing recommended solutions and practices for bleach-free disinfectants and sanitizers that comply with licensing regulations.
Professional Development Resources
Report indicating how preschool foundations align with the CA IT Foundations, CA Content Standards, Common Core, Head Start, etc.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Training materials, videos, and print resources supporting social-emotional development & school readiness for ages 0-5.
Online publication based on the CA IT and Pre-K Foundations, with videos, audio files, & downloadable materials, in 8 languages.
Resources, professional development, training and coaching opportunities for infant/toddler care teachers.
Resources; contractor information; laws, regulations, and requirements; professional development guidelines; and more.
Assessment Instruments and other forms related to the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP)
Online professional developmental courses and resources focused on early learning and development and best practices in early education.