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Program Administration Competencies

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.

PAS Certified Assessors

The individuals listed successfully completed Assessor Reliability training on the Program Administration Scale (PAS). During the training they achieved reliability, went on to become Certified PAS Assessors, and have maintained that certification.

Assessment Feedback Form—Assessor

Assessors can use this form to provide feedback about each PAS assessment they do as part of certification and/or recertification. The McCormick Center will use the feedback you provide to make improvements in the assessment process. Please return your form to the McCormick Center along with the copy of the center’s completed PAS book and […]

Assessment Feedback Form—Director

When doing a PAS assessment for certification or re-certification, assessors give this form to the administrator at the program and ask them to complete it and send it back to the McCormick Center.  Please provide the administrator with a return addressed envelope  addressed to the McCormick Center (the address is also on the bottom of […]

BAS Certified Assessors

The individuals listed successfully completed Assessor Reliability training on the Business Administration Scale (BAS). During the training they achieved reliability, went on to become Certified BAS Assessors, and have maintained that certification.

PAS Documentation List—Short Version

This documentation list was compiled to help directors prepare for an upcoming PAS visit. It is recommended that people who are unfamiliar with the PAS use this short version to prepare for the assessment, the long version should be used by people who are more familiar with the PAS and have had PAS training.

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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