Early Childhood Tools

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GOLD®

Teaching Strategies Gold is an authentic observation-based assessment tool used within the classroom to build your child’s digital portfolio.  The digital portfolio includes a collection of child observations which are critical to planning appropriate learning experiences and helping children thrive in all the developmental domains. 

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The Creative Curriculum®

The Creative Curriculum® is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum used in all LVCC infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. The developmentally appropriate curriculum is intended to aid educators plan and implement content-rich, developmentally appropriate programs that inspire each and every child to become a creative, confident thinker.  

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Preschool Early Literacy Indicators (PELI)

The Preschool Early Literacy Indicators (PELI), is an interactive story-book formatted assessment tool developed for identifying areas where support is needed and monitoring the progress of essential pre-literacy and oral language skills that are central to kindergarten readiness.

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Waterford Early Learning

Waterford Early Learning is a technology based tool that teachers use both in the classrooms and virtually to build strong literacy, math, and science skills to prepare your child to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

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Make the First Five Count Program

Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers in collaboration with Easterseals Eastern PA offer “Make the First Five Count” which is a FREE online child development screening and monitor program. Through the Make the first Five Count Program, we celebrate children’s milestones, build awareness, and give children at risk of developmental delays the support they need to succeed.

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ASQ -  Ages & Stages Questionnaires

Early childhood educators complete ASQ’s to identify children’s’ strengths and help support children with developmental or social-emotional concerns.

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The PATHS Curriculum®

Is a curriculum grounded in social emotional Leaning (SEL).  Teachers implement PATHS to support all children in the development of the fundamental social and emotional learning skills which will enable them to make positive choices throughout life.

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CLASS®

Class (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) is an environmental measurement tool that focuses on the quality of classroom interactions between the teacher and the children. 

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3)

The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) are structured, observation based classroom assessments that are used to evaluate the environment experienced by children including their interactions with others, educational materials and the classroom activities.

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ECERS-3): This updated scale is designed to assess the quality of preschool environments for children ages 3-5.

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Revised  (ECERS-R)

The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) are structured, observation based classroom assessments that are used to evaluate the environment experienced by children including their interactions with others, educational materials and the classroom activities.

Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Revised  (ECERS-R): This scale is designed to assess the quality of preschool environments for children ages 3-5.

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Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3)

The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) are structured, observation based classroom assessments that are used to evaluate the environment experienced by children including their interactions with others, educational materials and the classroom activities.

Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3) This updated scale is designed to assess the quality of infant and toddler early learning environments for children birth-30 months.

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Infant /Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Revised (ITERS-R)

The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) are structured, observation based classroom assessments that are used to evaluate the environment experienced by children including their interactions with others, educational materials and the classroom activities.

Infant /Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Revised (ITERS-R): This scale is designed to assess the quality of infant and toddler early learning environments for children birth-30 months.

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School-Age Care Environmental Rating Scale®, Updated Edition (SACERS-U)

The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS) are structured, observation based classroom assessments that are used to evaluate the environment experienced by children including their interactions with others, educational materials and the classroom activities.

School-Age Care Environmental Rating Scale®, Updated Edition (SACERS-U): This scale is designed to assess quality of school-age childcare care programs for children ages 5 to 12.