Debby Cryer, PhD
Debby Cryer, PhD is the Director of the Environment Rating Scales Institute. She has taught in or directed early childhood programs, studied and written about early childhood program quality for more than forty years. Throughout her career, she combined her interests as an early childhood practitioner with those of a researcher, studying real-world issues and translating research findings into practice for early childhood program staff, parents, and policy makers. She is co-author of the Environment Rating Scale-Revised and Third Editions (ECERS-3, ITERS-3, and FCCERS-R. Harms, Cryer & Clifford). She continues writing and lectures both in the United States and internationally.