Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS)
Author of Tool:
Hestenes, L., DeBord, K., Moore, R., Cosco, N., & McGuinnis, J.
Hestenes, L., DeBord, K., Moore, R., Cosco, N., & McGuinnis, J. (2005). Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS). Winston Salem: Kaplan Company.
Primary use / Purpose:
POEMS is designed to provide direction to teachers and administrators who want to offer high-quality programs to preschool (age 3-5) children when they are outdoors.
Includes a user guide, the scale and scoring protocol (additional Scoring Protocols are sold in a set of 10 separately, reliability and validity information, and a technical assistance manual for program improvement and planning can be found at the weblink below.
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