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A blog about Program Quality Assessment (PQA) in Pennsylvania. Visit Let’s Talk Quality (letstalkqualitypa.com) to read their latest post.

National Lost Sock Memorial Day

By Aimee Currier  How many of us have pondered the thought of “just where did half of my socks go?” I read a funny quote that said lost socks come back as Tupperware lids! May 9th has been designated as “National Lost Sock Memorial Day.” It is quite a unique “holiday” and one that you can [...]

National Lost Sock Memorial Day2021-10-29T04:55:04-04:00

LearnERS and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

By Tracy Walter Early in 2019, the PA Key Program Quality Assessment team began orientations in partnership with the Branagh Group to introduce the LearnERS platform. LearnERS helps guide programs through a quality improvement process using the Environment Rating Scales. LearnERS is an online platform offered to center-based programs through a limited number of LearnERS-PA [...]

LearnERS and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)2021-10-04T08:36:21-04:00

Creating Individual Play Bins for Preschool Children

By Lisa Mulliken Individual play bins can be created using different types of containers filled with a variety of materials. These bins can be used in various spaces in the classroom to encourage individual, open ended play. Re-purpose an old silverware tray or use an open photo frame to create an individual workspace. Muffin tins, [...]

Creating Individual Play Bins for Preschool Children2021-09-27T19:57:52-04:00

You, Me, and the ECERS-3: The Three Hour Observation

By Bobbi Philson It was exciting and thought-provoking to talk ECERS-3 with almost 75 ECE professionals at the 2017 ECE Summit. We heard from some of the group that they would like more information about the 3-hour observation-only approach of the ECERS-3, so we’ll tackle it in a series of blog posts. The ECERS [...]

You, Me, and the ECERS-3: The Three Hour Observation2021-11-24T05:38:07-05:00

Sharing Cubbies

By Michelle Long The ERS scales expect each child to have individual cubby/storage space that is not shared with anyone else. Why is individual storage important? Having individual storage helps to reduce the spread of lice and scabies. Providing each child with their own space also offers him/her a sense of belonging to the [...]

Sharing Cubbies2021-11-24T01:34:54-05:00

You’re Invited To A High Quality Preschool Classroom

By Pam Schaffner Please join us for a fun-filled time observing in a high quality preschool classroom! What to expect: During the observation, you will see many quality items in the classroom including: Well defined interest centers for focused play and at least one space for private play Lots of materials for math including [...]

You’re Invited To A High Quality Preschool Classroom2021-11-24T01:25:04-05:00

Importance of Play

By Regina Wright Close your eyes and imagine when you were a child. What was your favorite toy? I’m sure you would probably name a familiar toy that children still enjoy. Walk into any early childhood or school-age classroom and you’ll find a child playing with your favorite game, pretending to be your childhood superhero, or even reading a book you read over [...]

Importance of Play2021-11-24T05:31:30-05:00

Welcome to “Let’s Talk Quality! Program Quality Assessment in PA” 

By Beth Simon and Angel Avery-Wright  Happy New Year!! I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2017 than with the launch of “Let’s Talk Quality! Program Quality Assessment in PA!” We are so excited to welcome you to the Program Quality Assessment team’s very first blog post! This is the team’s newest venture and one that we have been working hard to [...]

Welcome to “Let’s Talk Quality! Program Quality Assessment in PA” 2021-11-24T01:00:42-05:00