High Quality Student Teaching Necessary for the Classroom

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According to our textbook Student Teaching, “High quality always suggests something that goes beyond the ordinary.” In order to determine the quality of a preschool program and classroom setting, we were asked to evaluate a preschool classroom using the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale. Like the PAS evaluation and the ITERS evaluation, the ECERS helps us to evaluate quality also. The ECERS evaluates the quality within a classroom and allows us to determine if the classroom setting provides high quality and it also helps us to determine any areas within the classroom that may need improvement. Below is my reflection on my ECERS evaluation of the 4 year old program/room I chose to observe. The classroom I chose to observe was the 4 year old classroom at Naples Christian Academy. Naples Christian Academy, as discussed before, serves children from pre-k3 to 8th grade. According to the PAS evaluation that I did for course EEC 4941, Naples Christian Academy provides a quality program for children and families. After observing the 4 year old classroom for two days, I was better able to determine whether or not this classroom provides quality also. The first section I evaluated was space and furnishings. On both observations the 4 year old classroom received a score of 7. The classroom has the appropriate amount of furnishings and space. For example, there is ample space for children and adults to move around easily. The room has windows that are covered with
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