Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS)
A comprehensive self-study to assess physical environment, interactions, programming, materials and teacher's roles at early education sites
This scale is intended to raise the quality of outdoor environments for children (ages 3-5) and promote their use in teaching, research and practice. The tool includes a user guide with scoring protocols and a technical assistance manual for program planning and improvement.
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Karen DeBord, Linda L. Hestenes, Robin C. Moore, Nilda G. Cosco, Janet R. McGinnisKaplan Early Learning Company