The California Director Mentor Project is a part of the California Early Childhood Mentoring Program, the largest mentoring program for child care professionals in the country and one that links improved compensation with the mentor’s professional development. Since 1988 the program has provided advanced training for experienced child care practitioners who wish to become mentors to new practitioners.
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As part of the Race-to-the-Top/Early Learning Challenge, California developed a hybrid model for its statewide QRIS which includes 17 local Consortia. There are five possible tiers in the quality rating framework with three tiers common to all Consortia and two tiers which can be individualized by the local Consortia to best meet the needs of their communities. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) and the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) are included in the Core Tools and Resources which, together with the Hybrid Matrix, comprise the California Quality Continuum Framework. As part of the federal grant, data will be gathered regarding how these tools and resources are used by the Consortia. For more information visit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/rt/rttelcapproach.asp
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701.777.3947 to get started.