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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham/Chapel Hill
5310 McFarland Dr, Durham, NC 27707

We are now offering the Short Course on the FCCERS-R to be held on an as yet undetermined date. The three day Short Course provides training in use of the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R). Authors of this widely used instrument serve as faculty for the training. Participants will be taught to use the scale and given guided practice conducting assessments in child care settings. Comprehensive debriefing will follow each practice assessment, led by experienced group leaders, with the authors on hand to answer questions. There is also an option to stay for two additional observation days to become reliable in the FCCERS-R scale, as well as an option to attend for reliability only.


A fee of $2200 covers the cost of the training, all materials, and breakfast and lunch for the first day of training. The fee does not include breakfast, lunch and dinners for Tuesday and Wednesday or overnight accommodations. If you are staying for the extra two days of reliability, it will be an additional $995 per day.

Short Course (Monday + two days of observations): $2200
Short Course + Reliability (includes 2 additional days of observations): $4190
Reliability Only (4 days of observations only): $3980
Reliability Only (3 days of observations only): $2985

Accommodations and travel

The Raleigh-Durham Airport is 18 miles from Chapel Hill. Upon acceptance, applicants will be sent information about hotel, rental cars, taxis, airport limousines and shuttle service. The training will be held at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham/Chapel Hill. Rooms will be held at the hotel at a special rate of $107/night. 

Schedule and course credit

The Monday session will run approximately from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the following two days from 7:30a.m. to 4p.m.  Letters of completion will be given only for participation in the entire session.

For more information and to inquire about applying to attend please call 919-338-2639 or email


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