If you are conducting a BAS assessment and would like to gather background information about the program, you may use this form. If you are submitting BAS assessments for certification or to generate a computerized BAS Report, you must complete this form for each program.
Assessors can use this form to provide feedback about the BAS assessment. The McCormick Center will use the to make improvements to the interview process. Please return your form to the McCormick Center along with the copy of the program’s completed BAS book.
This forms enables providers to provide comments about the BAS assessment. The McCormick Center will use the feedback to make improvements to the assessment process. Please return this completed form in the envelope provided to the McCormick Center within five days after your assessment.
Use this form to prepare for a BAS assessment. The list includes possible documentation to verify criteria.
This documentation list was compiled to help providers prepare for an upcoming BAS visit. It is recommended that people who are unfamiliar with the BAS use this short version to prepare for the assessment, the long version should be used by people who are more familiar with the BAS and have had BAS training.
This documentation list includes possible documentation to verify criteria. This documentation list was compiled to help providers prepare for an upcoming BAS visit. The list includes each of the 10 items in the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care and the indicator strands/rows (e.g., 1.1, 3.1, 5.1, and 7.1) that comprise each item and […]
These labels can be used by providers who are organizing their documentation by item. Print off the file folder labels and place them on a file folder tab. Then place any supporting documentation related to the item in the appropriate file folder.
As the gatekeepers to quality, early childhood directors set the standards and expectations for staff performance, family engagement, and community outreach. Research has consistently shown that the effectiveness of program administrators is directly related to their own level of formal education and specialized training in leadership and management. Unfortunately, few program directors have had specialized training in educational leadership and business management prior to assuming their administrative […]
Continuity of care during early childhood is not a new idea. Keeping children together with the same teacher and peer group, also called looping or sustained instruction, has been around the educational world for a long time and is standard early childhood practice in many countries.
While the majority of research on the quality of early care and education focuses on center-based settings, more than half of young children in care spend time in home-based settings. The most vulnerable children, those from low-income, single-parent, and limited education families, are even more likely to use home-based care. This Research Note summarizes a study funded […]