Preschool Outdoor Environment Measurement Scale (POEMS)

Author of Tool: 

Hestenes, L., DeBord, K., Moore, R., Cosco, N., & McGuinnis, J.

Key references: 

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.

Background: 

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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