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Aim4Excellence™ | Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

The Aim4Excellence National Director Credential has been approved as meeting the criteria for a Day Care Administrator’s Credential Program by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing Division.  Individuals in Texas who have completed the Aim4Excellence credential and met additional requirements as defined in the state’s administrative code may meet the licensing requirements to be a center director.  Learn more at: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Information_for_Providers/credentialing.asp

Aim4Excellence™ | Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast Workforce Board

Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast Workforce Board offers the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential as a professional development opportunity for early childhood leaders. Participating center directors from the 13 counties of the Greater Houston area receive intensive support to complete the online modules and to implement the content into their programs. Course scholarships, peer group meetings, and one-on-one consultation are provided. The first Workforce Solutions cohort began the program in 2014, with new cohorts to be added annually.

For additional information and requirements, please email Yolanda Franklin, call 713.600.1124, or visit the Collaborative for Children website.

Aim4Excellence™ | Workforce Solutions Alamo

Workforce Solutions Alamo provides an Aim4Excellence National Director Credential opportunity for early childhood administrators in San Antonio and the surrounding counties.  Participants will join a cohort and receive a scholarship to complete the Aim4Excellence online modules, as well as support to help them implement the content into their programs.  Scholarships will be awarded as funding allows.

Interested participants in the San Antonio area should contact Terri Ramirez at 210.582.1542 or tramirez@wsalamo.org for additional information.

Aim4Excellence™ | Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) has partnered with the  McCormick Center to offer Aim4Excellence cohorts to administrators of DFSS programs.

Chicago DFSS administrators work to build leadership and management skills by completing the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential online modules with the support of monthly face-to-face cohort gatherings. In addition, participants receive 15 quarter hours of college credit through National Louis University and points toward the Illinois Director Credential at no cost to them.

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Aim4Excellence™ | ExceleRate™ Illinois QRIS

Beginning in July of 2016,  Illinois directors will need the Illinois Director Credential to meet the  Director Qualifications standards for the Silver or Gold Circles of Quality in ExceleRate Illinois. Directors can complete Aim4Excellence modules to meet the Education and Training in Early Care & Education Administration component of the Illinois Director Credential. Points will be notated on the participant’s Certificate of Completion for each Aim4Excellence module. View details:   http://aim4excellence.nl.edu/assets/idc_breakout.pdf

Aim4Excellence™ | Child Care Aware® of North Dakota

Child Care Aware® of North Dakota provides an Aim4Excellence cohort opportunity for early childhood leaders in North Dakota. Participants complete the Aim4Excellence online modules and receive support to help them implement the content into their programs. For additional information or to apply visit http://www.ndchildcare.org/training/aim4excellence.html

If people are interested in a North Dakota cohort, they can contact pdadvising@ndchildcare.org or call 1-800-997-8515 (press 2).

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™ | Ohio Administrator Credential

The Ohio Administrator Credential (ACL) includes three levels designed to allow flexibility as well as a growth potential for early childhood leaders. The Aim4Excellence National Director Credential can be used to meet the requirements of Option 2 of the ACL.  For additional information, contact the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral at 877.547.6978.

Aim4Excellence™ | T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Indiana

Eligible Indiana residents who take the Aim4Excellence modules for credit through the University of Southern Indiana may apply for a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship to assist with the tuition costs for students completing the coursework through the University of Southern Indiana. The T.E.A.C.H scholarship will cover up to 80 percent of tuition costs, as well as fees for the module content. Visit http://www.iaeyc.org/programs-research/teach-early-childhood-indiana/ for addition information and eligibility requirements.

Aim4Excellence™ | New York State Educational Incentive Program

Eligible participants in New York state may apply for a scholarship through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP) to help defray the cost of completing Aim4Excellence. Applicants must meet EIP requirements and must take the Aim4Excellence modules for credit through National Louis University. Apply or learn more at: http://www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu/apply.shtm

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