The Environment Rating Scales Are Coming to Spark!

One of the exciting additions coming to Spark is the inclusion of the Environment Rating Scales (ERS). The ERS will serve as evidence for how some Spark standards are being met, as well as provide information to guide quality improvement efforts.  The ERS are comprised of a variety of “indicators,” which are research based best practices in early childhood care and education.

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Provider Spotlight

Venetia Fields is a Certified Family Child Care Provider in St. Helens, OR. She is in the process of applying for a Star Rating through SPARK and is committed to ongoing quality improvement and professional learning. I first met Venetia at her home. We sat around the table and chatted, her with two children bouncing in her lap, she shared with me her years of experience in the field.

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