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Leadership Matters | An Animated Metaphor

When it comes to quality early childhood education, leadership matters. This 70-second video considers the role of the early childhood administrator and examines why leadership and management knowledge and skills are so vital in orchestrating high-quality programming.  The video also highlights the McCormick Center’s commitment to provide these leaders with resources and support. We hope […]

How Southwest Human Development is Using Aim4Excellence™

Cohorts of the Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential exist around the country. In my role at the McCormick Center, it’s been exciting to work alongside states and professional development organizations as they expand leadership development opportunities for early childhood administrators through this innovative online initiative. Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the many locations where Aim4Excellence is […]

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 […]

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