Project Tag » Aim4Excellence™ cohorts
Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast Workforce Board offers the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential as a professional development opportunity for early childhood leaders. Participating center directors from the 13 counties of the Greater Houston area receive intensive support to complete the online modules and to implement the content into their programs. Course scholarships, peer group meetings, and one-on-one consultation are provided. The first Workforce Solutions cohort began the program in 2014, with new cohorts to be added annually.
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) has partnered with the McCormick Center to offer Aim4Excellence cohorts to administrators of DFSS programs.
Chicago DFSS administrators work to build leadership and management skills by completing the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential online modules with the support of monthly face-to-face cohort gatherings. In addition, participants receive 15 quarter hours of college credit through National Louis University and points toward the Illinois Director Credential at no cost to them.
Child Care Aware® of North Dakota provides an Aim4Excellence cohort opportunity for early childhood leaders in North Dakota. Participants complete the Aim4Excellence online modules and receive support to help them implement the content into their programs. For additional information or to apply visit http://www.ndchildcare.org/training/aim4excellence.html
If people are interested in a North Dakota cohort, they can contact email@example.com or call 1-800-997-8515 (press 2).
Southwest Human Development provides an Aim4Excellence cohort opportunity for early childhood leaders in the Phoenix area. Participants complete the Aim4Excellence online modules and engage in monthly face-to-face cohort meetings through which they receive guided feedback as they work through the 9-module program. For additional information or to apply, contact Mary Jamsa at 602.633.8801.
Eligible Indiana residents who take the Aim4Excellence modules for credit through the University of Southern Indiana may apply for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship to assist with the tuition costs for students completing the coursework through the University of Southern Indiana. The T.E.A.C.H scholarship will cover up to 80 percent of tuition costs, as well as fees for the module content. Visit http://www.iaeyc.org/programs-research/teach-early-childhood-indiana/ for addition information and eligibility requirements.
The Mississippi Child Care Resource & Referral Network (MSCCR&R), through funding by Mississippi Department of Human Services, provides professional development to early care and education directors across the state. Eligible Mississippi residents may apply for a scholarship to be part of a cohort through the Mississippi Child Care Resource & Referral Network to help defray the cost of completing Aim4Excellence. Applicants must complete the Mississippi Director’s Credential program and agree to 20 hours of one-on-one technical assistance as an extension to the workshops. Contact Lydia Bethay, MSCCR&R Professional Development CD Coordinator, at 866.706.8827 or email for registration instructions.
Aim4Excellence is recognized as the director credential of Delaware and is acknowledged within the Delaware STARS QRIS. Participants may register, pay on their own, and complete the program as a self-paced series.
Those who are interested in waiting, can add their names to the list to be contacted in the event that additional funds become available to help support the program costs. For more information, contact Maria Edgerton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.824.4926.
The Early Childhood Initiatives Center is offering Aim4Excellence leadership development cohorts in partnership with the McCormick Center. The early childhood administrators participating complete the Aim4ExcellenceNational Director Credential with the support of monthly face-to-face cohort meetings. For additional information or to apply for an upcoming cohort, contact the Early Childhood Initiatives Center at 479.273.3552.
The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend has partnered with the McCormick Center to offer a bi-state early childhood leadership initiative in the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. Area early childhood directors and aspiring directors build leadership skills by completing the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential online modules with the support of monthly face-to-face cohort gatherings. For additional information or to apply to be a part of the next cohort, contact Danen Busch at Montessori Heartland Teacher Education Center at Villa Montessori School: 309.764.7047.
In 2012, the Community Foundation conducted an evaluative study of the impact of the Aim4Excellence project on the Quad Cities Community. Read the Research Notes.
The United Way of Central Iowa and Polk County Early Childhood Iowa have partnered with the McCormick Center to provide an Aim4Excellence leadership development opportunity for Polk County early childhood directors. Participants take part in monthly cohort gatherings while completing the Aim4Excellence Online National Director Credential. For additional information or to apply for an upcoming cohort, contact Stacy Walter at 515.321.7227.