C. Overview of the Subscales and Items of the SACERS

49 Items organized into 7 Subscales

Space and Furnishings

1. Indoor space

2. Space for gross motor activities

3. Space for privacy

4. Room arrangement

5. Furnishings for routine care

6. Furnishings for learning and recreational activities

7. Furnishings for relaxation and comfort

8. Furnishings for gross motor activities

9. Access to host facilities

10. Space to meet personal needs of staff

11. Space to meet professional needs of staff

Health and Safety

12. Health policy

13. Health practices

14. Emergency and safety policy

15. Safety practice

16. Attendance

17. Departure

18. Meals/snacks

19. Personal hygiene

Activities

20. Arts and crafts

21. Music and movement

22. Blocks and construction

23. Drama/theater

24. Language/reading activities

25. Math/reasoning activities

26. Science/nature activities

27. Cultural awareness

Interactions

28. Greeting/departing

29. Staff-child interactions

30. Staff-child communication

31. Staff supervision of children

32. Discipline

33. Peer interactions

34. Interactions between staff and parents

35. Staff Interaction

36. Relationship between program staff and classroom teachers

Program Structure

37. Schedule

38. Free choice

39. Relationship between program staff and program host

40. Use of community resources

Staff Development

41. Opportunities for professional growth

42. Staff meetings

43. Supervision and evaluation of staff

Special Needs Supplementary Items

44. Provisions for exceptional children

45. Individualization

46. Multiple opportunities for learning and practicing skills

47. Engagement

48. Peer interactions

49. Promoting communication