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 […]
The McCormick Center’s new sign gets installed.
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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.)
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.
Of the 24 statewide quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), 21 include linkages to national program accreditation and 15 include accreditation status as an alternative pathway to quality at a specific level of a statewide QRIS. While there is general agreement that program accreditation status is a valid measure of overall quality, little attention has been paid to the relationship between accreditation status and the threshold scores […]
As an administrator, you most likely spend time observing teachers and providing feedback on their performance. Do you praise them or do you provide them with encouragement? What is the difference? Understanding the difference between praise and encouragement can help you find ways to support peak performance.