Assessment of early childhood program quality is generally associated with indicators of the classroom learning environment. Little attention has been given to the quality of overall administration of the program. This session will provide a rationale for viewing quality from a broader perspective. Participants will be introduced to the Program Administration Scale (PAS) which measures the quality of management and leadership practices in a program. Participants will learn how to score the instrument as well as strategies for using the tool as a resource for improving administrative practices. Examples of how center directors, quality facilitators, and researchers can use the PAS to enhance program effectiveness will be presented. Participants will also learn how to incorporate the tool into action plans. TA’s specialists will learn how to build on items from the PAS to support directors. In addition, TA’s will learn strategies for coaching and mentoring directors.
Your local child care resource and referral agency may have scholarship funds available to assist with your registration or tuition costs for this event. Find your local CCR&R.