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Program Administration Scale & Business Administration Scale | New Jersey Administrator Credential
A credential for administrators was developed to provide an incentive for center directors and family child care providers to obtain professional preparation in leadership of early care and education programs. The New Jersey Administrator Credential is competency based. The required practicum includes the 4-hour training on the Program Administration Scale (PAS) or the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), as well as 10 hours of training on using the PAS/BAS to develop a Program Improvement Plan. Achieving an average threshold score for the PAS/BAS (3.0, 4.0, or 5.0 depending on the credential level) is required for credential renewal.
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Professional Impact New Jersey
Program Administration Scale | Grow NJ Kids
Grow NJ Kids recognizes that high quality leaders are essential to an effective program. One standard in the QRIS framework, Administration and Management, embeds the Program Administration Scale at multiple levels of the QRIS as a self-assessment tool to aid administrators in designing an early learning program that provides appropriate training opportunities to staff, promotes joint planning sessions, effectively involves families and the local community in program activities, and creates a welcoming environment for all. For more information visit:
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 $380 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701.777.3947 to get started.