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
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Project Type » Professional Development Partnerships
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
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:
Early Childhood Education Faculty
Paradise Valley Community College
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
In 2010, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, in collaboration with the Grand Victoria Foundation, developed a professional growth opportunity for a select group of early childhood leaders from across the state of Illinois. Promoting Excellence in Family Child Care was designed to provide training and technical assistance for 30 early childhood leaders in Illinois in how to use the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) to support providers in improving the business and professional practices of their family child care programs.
In 2008, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and the Grand Victoria Foundation joined forces to create a professional growth opportunity for a select group of early childhood leaders from across the state of Illinois. Supporting Directors as the Gatekeepers to Quality was designed to provide training and technical assistance for 30 early childhood leaders in Illinois in how to use the Program Administration Scale (PAS) to support center directors in improving the administrative practices of their early childhood programs.
This project was designed to support the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (formerly Children and Youth Services) in its technical assistance efforts with Head Start and child care programs. The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership provided training for 50 FSS technical assistance specialists on how the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale—Revised (ECERS-R) and the Program Administration Scale (PAS) can be used to support program improvements at the classroom and organizational level.
As part of a professional development initiative in Chicago, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership collected pre- and posttest data (2002 and 2006) on the quality of early care and education programs at ten centers affiliated with social service agencies. The evaluation included measures of classroom quality, caregiver interactions, organizational climate, and program management and leadership.
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 email@example.com or call 1-800-997-8515 (press 2).