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Welcome to the McCormick Center’s New Website!

Welcome to the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s new website!  We invite you to explore the many ways we have redesigned our site to be user-friendly to our expanding early care and education audiences.  Whether you are a program administrator, family child care provider, training and technical assistance specialist, policymaker, or college instructor, we […]

Program Administration Scale (PAS) 2nd. Ed.

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | Research consistently finds that high-quality administrative practices are crucial for ensuring beneficial results for children and families.  This valuable tool includes 25 items clustered in 10 subscales, which measure both leadership and management functions of center-based early care and education programs. The PAS can be used in […]

The Business Administration Scale (BAS) for Family Child Care

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | Family child care providers who utilize effective business and professional practices are more likely to provide a high-quality learning environment and interact more sensitively with children. The Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) is the first valid and reliable instrument for measuring and improving the overall quality […]

Escala de Evaluación de la Administración de Negocios para el Cuidado de Niños en el Hogar (BAS)

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | La Escala de la Administración de Negocios para el Cuidado de Niños en el Hogar (BAS) es la primera herramienta válida y confiable para medir y mejorar la calidad total de negocios y prácticas profesionales en los programas de cuidado de niños en el hogar. La BAS […]

Early Childhood Job Satisfaction Survey Tool

The Early Childhood Job Satisfaction Survey (ECJSS) is a career guidance tool that early childhood directors can use with staff. The resulting profile helps staff reflect on those aspects of their work that contribute most to job fulfillment. How does it work? Step 1: Print and distribute Part I of the ECJSS to the individual worker to complete. […]

Blueprint for Action 2nd. Ed.

Paula Jorde Bloom | Blueprint for Action provides a framework for understanding early childhood centers as organizations and how change takes place in programs. The book was designed to help directors move beyond a “quick fix” notion of center improvement by serving as a guide for program analysis and action. It details a comprehensive method […]

Director Qualifications in State Professional Development and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems

This document details state director credentials. It also lists the format, components, and contact information of state quality rating and improvement systems, as well as director qualifications within each state’s QRIS.  (Note: This is a working document. Alert us to updates in your state. Last updated April 11, 2012.)

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