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Program Administration Scale | Central Maricopa Infant Toddler First Relationships

Arizona First Things First funds this infant toddler quality improvement initiative, managed by the Maricopa County Community College District. Five items on the Program Administration Scale (PAS) are being used in a pre- and post-test evaluation of the quality of organizational practices: Staff Orientation (Item 1); Supervision and Performance Appraisal (Item 2); Staff Development (Item 3); Assessment in Support of Learning (Item 11); and Administrator Qualifications (Item 22).  PAS data is collected at three points in time: prior to the beginning of the intervention, after one year, and at the culmination of the project.  For more information contact:

Christie Colunga
Early Childhood Education Faculty
Paradise Valley Community College
602-787-7731
christie.colunga@paradisevalley.edu

Aim4Excellence™ | Southwest Human Development | Phoenix, Arizona

Southwest Human Development provides an Aim4Excellence cohort opportunity for early childhood leaders in the Phoenix area.  Participants complete the Aim4Excellence online modules and engage in monthly face-to-face cohort meetings through which they receive guided feedback as they work through the 9-module program. For additional information or to apply, contact Mary Jamsa at 602.633.8801.

Aim4Excellence™ | Scholarships through Bright Horizons Family Solutions®

Bright Horizons directors may use their tuition reimbursement benefit toward the cost of the Aim4Excellence national director credential. Both the noncredit and for credit options are eligible for reimbursement. For additional information see the flyer on Bright Web: https://mybrightweb.brighthorizons.com

Aim4Excellence™ | Undergraduate College Credit through National Louis University

Participants may opt to take the modules for undergraduate level credit through National Louis University. The approved courses (5 quarter hours per course) are ECE311: Administration I – Leadership Strategies and Staff Development (Covers Modules 1, 2, and 3), ECE312: Administration II – Managing Center Operations and Finances (Covers Modules 4, 5, and 6), and ECE313: Administration III – Implementing and Evaluating the Program (Covers Modules 7, 8, and 9). Students pay an additional $360 per course and register by selecting the college credit option when registering online: McCormickCenter.nl.edu/Aim4Excellence.

Aim4Excellence™ | Undergraduate College Credit through University of Southern Indiana

Participants may opt to take the modules for undergraduate level credit through the University of Southern Indiana. The approved courses (3 semester hours per course) are EDUC 340: Special Topics Aim4Excellence™ (Covers Modules 1, 2, and 3), EDUC 340: Special Topics Aim4Excellence™ (Covers Modules 4, 5, and 6), and EDUC 490: Special Topics Aim4Excellence™ (Covers Modules 7, 8, and 9). Courses are offered at USI’s standard tuition rate. Eligible Indiana participants may apply for scholarships through T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA to assist with the costs. Interested participants should contact Jennifer Mohr at jamohr@usi.edu.

Aim4Excellence™ | Graduate College Credit through University of North Dakota

Aim4Excellence participants may opt to take the modules for graduate level credit through the University of North Dakota. The approved courses (4 semester hours per course) are T&L590: Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education I (Covers Modules 1, 2, and 3), T&L590: Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education II (Covers Modules 4, 5, and 6), and T&L590: Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education III (Covers Modules 7, 8, and 9). In addition to completing the modules, students are required to engage in an online discussion. Interested participants should contact Jo-Anne Yearwood at joanne.yearwood@email.und.edu or call 701.777.3947 to get started.

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