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From the Inside Out

Paula Jorde Bloom | The quest for excellence begins with an inner quest to discover who we are—our passions, values, talents, personal resources, and even those foibles and annoying habits we might prefer not to acknowledge. Having a better understanding of ourselves is the first step toward achieving a better relationship with others. From the Inside […]

Making the Most of Meetings

Paula Jorde Bloom | Meetings are the glue that holds early childhood organizations together. Whether it’s a weekly staff meeting, a monthly parent meeting, or an annual board meeting, directors rely on meetings as the primary vehicle for communicating information, identifying and solving problems, and making new decisions and modifying old ones. There is no […]

The Right Fit

Kay Albrecht | Well-trained and experienced staff are the key to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. Yet, every director knows that finding those teachers is a huge challenge. Skills in recruitment, interviewing, screening, selecting, and orienting new teachers are ones that every director needs. This book breaks down the recruitment, selection, and […]

PAS Documentation List—Long Version

This Documentation List includes possible documentation to verify criteria. This documentation list was compiled to help directors prepare for an upcoming PAS visit. The list includes each of the 25 items in the Program Administration Scale and the indicator strands/rows (e.g., 1.1, 3.1, 5.1, and 7.1) that comprise each item and require documentation. The corresponding criteria associated with […]

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