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Overview of the Subscales and Items of the SACERS-Updated

The SACERS-Updated Edition consists of 47 Items organized into 7 Subscales

Space and Furnishings

1. Indoor space

2. Space for gross motor activities

3. Space for privacy

4. Room arrangement

5. Furnishings for routine care

6. Furnishings for learning and recreational activities

7. Furnishings for relaxation and comfort

8. Furnishings for gross motor activities

9. Access to host facilities

10. Space to meet personal needs of staff

Health and Safety

11. Health policy

12. Health practices

13. Emergency and safety policy

14. Safety practice

15. Attendance

16. Departure

17. Meals/snacks

18. Personal hygiene


19. Arts and crafts

20. Music and movement

21. Blocks and construction

22. Dramatic play/theatre

23. Language/reading activities

24. Math/reasoning activities

25. Science/nature activities

26. Cultural awareness


27. Greeting/departing

28. Staff-child interactions

29. Staff-child communication

30. Staff supervision of children

31. Discipline

32. Peer interactions

33. Interactions between staff and parents

34. Staff Interaction

35. Communication between program staff and children's classroom teachers

Program Structure

36. Schedule

37. Free choice

38. Use of community resources

Staff Development

39. Opportunities for professional growth

40. Staff meetings

41. Supervision and evaluation of staff

Special Needs Supplementary Items

42. Provisions for exceptional children

43. Individualization

44. Multiple opportunities for learning and practicing skills

45. Engagement

46. Interacting with peers

47. Promoting communication

- Introduction
- What's the Same, What's     Different?
- Development
- Overview of the Subscales and     Items
- Additional Notes
- Supplementary Materials
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