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Program Administration Scale | Evaluation of the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential

Launched in 2008, the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC) is the recognition awarded to administrators who have demonstrated specific competencies for effective leadership and management through formal academics, experience, and portfolio assessment. Each year the Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences conducts an evaluation of the credential. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) is used as a pre- and post-assessment to measure changes in program quality for the administrators who are awarded the credential.

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Program Administration Scale & Business Administration Scale | Tennessee Star-Quality Child Care Program

Tennessee combines a required rated license and a voluntary quality rating system. If the administrator of a center or family child care home holds the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPEC) the child care program receives quality points towards a star level. The TECPEC is achieved through a combination of training based on the Program Administration Scale (PAS) or the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), a demonstration of administrative competency (achieving a certain score on the PAS or the BAS), and college coursework in early childhood education and program administration. The TECPEC is administered through the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance.

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Program Administration Scale & Business Administration Scale | Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential

The Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) at Tennessee State University Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences developed and administers the Tennessee Administrator Credential. Key components of the credential are academic coursework, business management experience, and use of either the Program Administration Scale (PAS) or the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS). The PAS/BAS provides a significant cornerstone as a tool for quality achievements and outcome measures. Candidates for the credential must develop a portfolio.

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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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