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Program Administration Scale (PAS) Reliability Training

The PAS Assessor Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the Program Administration Scale. This training is designed for individuals who want to ensure that the PAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs. The training concludes with a reliability test and participants who are 85% or […]

Communication is a Two-Way Street: Creating and maintaining family partnerships

Using the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) as a guide, this session will highlight strategies for building partnerships and strengthening communication with families. We will explore ways to improve relationships with existing families as well as ways to grow strong relationships during orientation for new families.

Organizational Climate and Conditions Matter: How to measure and use organizational data for improvement

When defining quality and investing in improvement, early care and education fails to consistently focus on key levers for change – the organizational climate and conditions that support teachers and teaching. Yet, this type of “climate change” is desirable. Indeed, relationships and collaboration enable collective responsibility and routine action towards continuous improvement. This session will […]

The Honeycomb and Beyond: Learning to see your program from a systems perspective, developing systems to sustain quality, and understanding how power influences operations

Similar to a honeycomb, early care and education programs are complex systems.  Without an understanding of systems thinking a director is at a disadvantage and less likely to develop and sustain quality practices over time. Through a simulated game, participants will gain an understanding about the interconnectedness of their organization to a larger system.

Circle of Influence: Implementing shared decision-making and participative management

Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood programs is central to achieving high-performing work teams. Meaningful involvement in decision making is one way that trust and commitment to organizational goals can be achieved. This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and how directors can move […]

Preparándose para el BAS de ExceleRate ™ (en Persona)

Esta sesión está diseñada para aquellos proveedores de cuidado de niños en el hogar que están interesados en aplicar para ExceleRate Illinois. Después de completar estas tres horas de entrenamiento, los proveedores de cuidado de niños en el hogar tendrán un conocimiento básico de la Escala de Administración de Negocios para el Cuidado de Niños […]

Making the Transition to ECERS-3: What Program Administrators and Teacher Need to Know about the Scale

This training will focus on what language and interactions should look like in a high quality early child care program through the lens of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3 (ECERS-3) and exploration of teaching strategies to help providers support multi-age language and social emotional development. Providers will have the opportunity to engage in discussion […]

Making the Transition to ECERS-3: What Program Administrators and Teacher Need to Know about the Scale

This training will focus on what language and interactions should look like in a high quality early child care program through the lens of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3 (ECERS-3) and exploration of teaching strategies to help providers support multi-age language and social emotional development. Providers will have the opportunity to engage in discussion […]

Making the Transition to ECERS-3: What Program Administrators and Teacher Need to Know about the Scale

This training will focus on what language and interactions should look like in a high quality early child care program through the lens of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-3 (ECERS-3) and exploration of teaching strategies to help providers support multi-age language and social emotional development. Providers will have the opportunity to engage in discussion […]

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