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Richard M. Clifford

Biography: Richard M. Clifford is senior scientist at FPG Child Development Institute and a research associate professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education. Dr. Clifford has written and consulted extensively on child and family policy issues with special emphasis on the role of government in the provision of early childhood services. In addition, he has done research on early learning environments and their impact on young children. He is co-director of both the National Center for Early Development and Learning and the National Prekindergarden Center. Dr. Clifford is a past president of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Richard M. Clifford's Books

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  • Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), Revised Edition

    Authors: Richard M. Clifford, Debby Cryer, Thelma Harms
    Product Code: 123901
    ISBN: 978-080774640-0

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    Measure the quality of your infant and toddler program with this easy-to-use evaluation instrument. The rating scale evaluates personal care routines, furnishings, language, fine- and gross-motor activities, creative activities, social development, and adult needs. Identifies areas where quality is already high as well as identifying where improvement is needed. Useful for new programs, staff training, and pre-accreditation evaluation. Spiral, 80 pgs.

  • Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Revised (ECERS-R)

    Authors: Thelma Harms, Richard M. Clifford, Debby Cryer
    Product Code: 190501
    ISBN: 978-080774549-6

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    Assess the quality of your early childhood environment. This widely used program quality assessment instrument includes 43 items that evaluate the use of space, materials, and experiences in order to enhance children's development, daily schedule, and supervision. Designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 2 1/2 through 5 years of age. Spiral, 96 pgs.

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  • Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale, Revised Edition

    Authors: Thelma Harms, Debby Cryer, Richard M. Clifford
    Product Code: 111001
    ISBN: 978-080774725-4

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    This widely used program quality assessment instrument is suitable for programs serving children from infancy through school-age. Following extensive input from users of the original scale, many improvements and innovations were made to make this program resource even more effective and easy to use.

    This revised edition has a deeper focus on sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic diversity, an additional subscale called "Program Structure," and an expanded score sheet that includes space and forms to collect specific information needed for accurate scoring. The special needs of exceptional children have also been added to the main scale items and indicators. Age Focus: 0-12. Spiral, 88 pgs.

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