Quality Assessments

LAUP has developed an exemplary early education assessment service that incorporates highly trained individuals using industry standard tools to measure the quality of early childhood environments and interactions that occur between teachers and children in those settings.

We conduct classroom observations and elevate classroom quality through the following tools:

  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R)
  • Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R)
  • Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised (FCCERS-R)
  • Infant CLASS
  • Toddler CLASS
  • Pre-K CLASS
  • Program Administration Scale (PAS) (formally certified)
  • Business Administration Scale (BAS)

All LAUP assessors have been trained to reliability by LAUP anchors. Our anchors are qualified to serve in this capacity as they obtained reliability after training with Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI) staff. The majority of our quality assessment staff hold advanced degrees and are reliable on multiple early childhood assessment instruments.



For more information, please contact Claudia Sarmiento at 213.416.1335 or email CSarmiento@laup.net