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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.

The items are organized into 7 subscales:

  • Space and Furnishings
  • Health and Safety
  • Activities
  • Interactions
  • Program Structure
  • Staff Development
  • Special Needs
- Introduction
- Development
- Overview of the Subscales and     Items
- Selected References
- Additional Notes
- Supplementary Materials
- Translations
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