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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.)

Program Administration Competencies

This document lists the competences that guided the development of the Illinois Director Credential. Early childhood administrators need a strong foundation in the fundamentals of child development, early childhood education, and organizational management in order to guide the instructional practices of teachers and support staff and establish systems for smooth program functioning.

Leadership Matters

To ensure school readiness and help prepare children for successful participation in work and civic life, our nation has committed to providing a comprehensive and coordinated system of early learning and development. As more community-based programs provide publicly funded preschool, the need for well-qualified early childhood administrators has greatly increased. To create fiscally sound early […]

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