Ratings, Tools and Assessments


The Quality Support Coaches are available to assist child care providers with various tools, ratings and assessments. To learn more about help available from our early childhood coaches, please visit the following links below and check back often for more information.

  • Environment Rating Scale (ERS)- Environment Rating Scales are used to assess environments for children on different factors such as space, safety, and parent relationships.
  • Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)-DECA helps child care providers optimize the social and emotional development of young children by strengthening their resilience factors
  • Early Care Adjustment Rating by Educators (E-CARE)-a tool and system for supporting children’s adjustment during transitions to a new setting or to another classroom
  • Pyramid- TPOT (Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool) and the TPITOS (The Pyramid Infant Toddler Observation Tool) are used to assess teaching practices which support the development of social-emotional skills.