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ATLANTA, GA, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early childhood and early childhood workforce. education, is proud to present CUR132: Understanding the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3™) to the online catalog of childcare training.

ITERS-3 means Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition. The original was first released in 1980. Since then, several revisions have been released, ITERS-3 being the most recent version. The ITERS-3 is just one of the Environmental Rating Scales® in the series. The authors have also published tools that measure the quality of preschool, school and family child care environments. The developers decided to drop the parent and staff subscale, which focused on family-staff and staff-staff member interaction, as well as the overall professional work environment.

The ITERS-3 and related scales are tools for measuring the overall quality of an early childhood program, particularly infant and toddler environments. It is designed to be used to assess settings where the majority of children are under 36 months of age. The Environmental Rating Scales (ERS®) are commonly used by program instructors, researchers, and center administrators in the United States and around the world. The value of scales as predictors of program effectiveness and future academic outcomes has been validated by numerous research studies over more than three decades. ITERS-3 is not the only grading scale available, and it is common and advantageous for programs to be graded or assessed by more than one method. Yet it is certainly a popular and popular assessment tool.

This course provides an introduction to the Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale, Third Edition (ITERS-3) and is intended primarily for child care professionals (teachers and administrators) whose programs are or may be subject to quality assessments by program monitors, regulators, researchers, or other formal observers. The course will also be beneficial to anyone considering using the ITERS-3 to assess their program or class.

“ITERS-3 and related rating scales are widely used in the United States to evaluate and improve child care programs,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “The background information from this course will help improve practices and efficiency, in addition to helping centers achieve higher ratings, which is good for kids, families, and businesses.”

CUR132: Understanding the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3™) is a two-hour intermediate level course and awards 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged into their CCEI account. Non-subscription users can purchase child care training courses as blocked hours through CCEI Online Enrollment.

For more information, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

Institute of Child Care Education, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute®, a division of Excellence Learning Corporation, provides high-quality distance education certificates and child care training programs in a range of child care settings, including preschools , family daycares, preschool classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 150 childcare training courses in English and Spanish are available online to meet licensing, program recognition, and Head Start requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide coursework requirements for national degrees, including CDA, Director, and Early Childhood degrees. CCEI, a CDA Gold Standard™ Professional Accreditation Council training provider, is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation ( CHEA) and is accredited as an authorized provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

  • New ChildCare Education Institute Course on Understanding the Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3™)

  • New ChildCare Education Institute Course on Understanding the Infant and Toddler Environmental Rating Scale®, Third Edition (ITERS-3™)


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