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A. School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS).
The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) presented in this booklet is a comprehensive rating scale for school-age child care programs that is based on criteria for developmental appropriateness for this age group. The SACERS is intended to be used in center-based care rather than in family child care homes. The booklet begins with an introductory section which discusses the development of the SACERS, including the rationale for its development, and a discussion of its reliability and validity.
School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) Designed to assess group-care programs for children of school age, 5 to 12. Scale consists of 49 items, including 6 supplementary items for programs enrolling children with disabilities.
Professor White was involved in research on Head Start, preschool education, and day care. Her interest in the quality of services being offered to children coincided with the development of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale by Thelma Harms, Richard Clifford, and Debby Cryer. She extended her interest to after-school care and worked as a researcher and consultant to school-age programs. Her interest in quality of care and school-age care led her into work on the development of the School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale.