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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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