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

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

Featuring a new spiral binding, the updated ECERS-R™ offers more practical assistance in the form of an Expanded Scoresheet (which contains a worksheet) and additional notes for clarification to improve accuracy in scoring. However the items and indicators remain the same as in the ECERS-R™ 

Space and Furnishings

  1. Indoor space
  2. Furniture for routine care, play and learning
  3. Furnishings for relaxation and comfort
  4. Room arrangement for play
  5. Space for privacy
  6. Child-related display
  7. Space for gross motor play
  8. Gross motor equipment

Personal Care Routines


  1. Greeting/departing
  2. Meals/snacks
  3. Nap/rest
  4. Toileting/diapering
  5. Health practices
  6. Safety practices


  1. Books and pictures
  2. Encouraging children to communicate
  3. Using language to develop reasoning skills
  4. Informal use of language


  1. Fine motor
  2. Art
  3. Music/movement
  4. Blocks
  5. Sand/water
  6. Dramatic play
  7. Nature/science
  8. Math/number
  9. Use of TV, video, and/or computers
  10. Promoting acceptance of diversity


  1. Supervision of gross motor activities
  2. General supervision of children (other than gross motor)
  3. Discipline
  4. Staff-child interactions
  5. Interactions among children

Program Structure

  1. Schedule
  2. Free play
  3. Group time
  4. Provisions for children with disabilities

Parents and Staff

  1. Provisions for parents
  2. Provisions for personal needs of staff
  3. Provisions for professional needs of staff
  4. Staff interaction and cooperation
  5. Supervision and evaluation of staff
  6. Opportunities for professional growth