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Coaching with the ERS-3

Course Number

COVID-19 Update: posted September 1, 2020
**Due to COVID-19, the Colorado Shines implementation of the third edition of the Environment Ratings Scales (ERS-3) is temporarily delayed. The new implementation schedule for the ERS-3 will be announced when Colorado Shines ratings return to a normal schedule.

This course supports early childhood coaches who are working with programs going through an ERS-3 observation. It walks you through steps to take to get started coaching with the ERS-3, tools to help you define a shared frame of reference with programs and educators, and offers tools and resources to use as you use the ERS-3 for continuous quality improvement.

Clock Hours

1 hour

Course Delivery Method

Online self-paced course


Early childhood coaches who are supporting programs going through an ERS observation.
Related Courses Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales, Third Editions Overview of the Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition Overview of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Third Edition


After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify two steps to prepare for coaching with the Environment Rating Scales, Third Editions (ERS-3)
  • Describe two coaching behaviors that support using the ERS-3 for continuous quality improvement
  • Build a shared frame of reference to guide coaching within each program and educator
  • Use a “Program Action Plan” to determine one program-wide goal


Additional Information

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This course contains audio.

Date originally published: June 01, 2020

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