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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 […]

Certified PAS/BAS Assessor Contact Information Permission to Post Form

Participants who attend PAS/BAS Reliability Training and are reliable with the national anchors are eligible to become certified. If certification is achieved they will be listed on the McCormick Center’s Web site as a certified PAS/BAS assessor. This form should be submitted when applying for certification/recertification and allows your contact information to be posted online. […]

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