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TAILORED TRAINING ON THE PAS

We offer five training opportunities to enhance effectiveness in using the Program Administration Scale (PAS).

PAS OPTION 1 | Widening the Lens

When the goal is expanding awareness of the importance of assessing quality from an organizational perspective…

Audience | Center directors, managers, technical assistance specialists, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers

Scope and Format | One to three hours;  Theater style, maximum 200 participants

Content:

  • A rationale for viewing quality from an organizational perspective
  • Using formal assessment to identify strengths and target areas for improvement
  • An overview of the content and scoring of the PAS
  • Using the PAS to improve the quality of early childhood programs

PAS OPTION 2 | Leading the Way to Quality

When the goal is program self-improvement…

Audience | Center-based program administrators

Scope and Format | One or two days; Interactive workshop, maximum 100 participants

Content:

  • Viewing child care centers from a systems perspective
  • Content and scoring of PAS items
  • The nature of individual and organizational change
  • Dealing with resistance
  • Developing an action plan for program improvement
  • Exploring PAS items in-depth

An abbreviated version of this option is available as a self-paced, online module titled, Getting Ready for the PAS.  (See below.)

PAS OPTION 3 | Supporting Directors as the Gatekeepers to Quality

When the goal is quality facilitation… 

Audience | Technical assistance specialists, mentors, and organizational consultants

Scope and Format | Three-day interactive workshop; maximum 50 participants

Content:

  • An overview of PAS content and scoring protocol
  • An in-depth look at several PAS items
  • Characteristics of effective coaches
  • Establishing rapport and aligning goals
  • Tailoring support to a director’s developmental stage
  • Coaching strategies to promote professional competence
  • Using assessment data to help directors create an action plan

PAS OPTION 4 | PAS Reliability Training

When the goal is research, evaluation, or monitoring quality…

AudienceResearchers, program evaluators, technical assistance specialists, and organizational consultants

Scope and Format | Five days; intensive and interactive training; lunches provided, maximum of 18 participants

Content:

  • An in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the PAS
  • Learning how to rate indicators and score items
  • Steps for ensuring PAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs
  • Practice aligning interpretations with national anchors
  • An overview of the PAS certification process
  • A reliability test*

*Participants who are reliable with the national anchors are eligible for PAS certification for an additional fee.

PAS OPTION 5 | Getting Ready for the PAS Self-paced Online Module

When the goal is an overview of the PAS… 

Audience |  Center-based program administrators

Scope and Format | Online module; 8 clock hours

Content:

  • Understanding the rationale for focusing on the quality of administrative practices
  • Learning how formal assessment is a useful tool for identifying strengths and targeting areas for improvement
  • Examining the content of the PAS
  • Learning how to score the PAS
  • Preparing for a formal PAS assessment
  • Learning how to use data from the PAS assessment to create a program improvement plan

The McCormick Center partners with professional development organizations and QRIS projects around the country to offer discounted group rates on this online module for groups of 25 or more.  We also work with organizations to implement a blended peer learning team model.

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TAILORED TRAINING ON THE BAS

These training opportunities support effectiveness in using the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS).

BAS OPTION 1 | More Than a Nurturing Heart

When the goal is expanding provider awareness of the importance of assessing quality from a business and professional perspective… 

Audience | Family child care providers, network coordinators, technical assistance specialists, consultants, coaches, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers

Scope and Format | One to three hours; Theater style, maximum 200 participants

Content:

  • A rationale for viewing quality from a broader perspective
  • Using formal assessment to identify strengths and target areas for improvement
  • An overview of the content and scoring of the BAS
  • Using the BAS to benchmark and improve quality

BAS OPTION 2 | Catching on to the BAS

When the goal is program self-improvement…

Audience | Family child care providers, network coordinators, technical assistance specialists, consultants, coaches, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers

Scope and Format | One or two days; Interactive workshop, maximum 100 participants

Content:

  • A rationale for viewing quality from a broader perspective
  • Content and scoring of BAS items
  • Common mistakes in interpreting quality indicators
  • Using the BAS to benchmark and improve program quality
  • Developing an action plan for program improvement
  • Exploring BAS items in-depth

An abbreviated version of this option is available as a self-paced, online module titled, Getting Ready for the BAS.  (See below.)

BAS OPTION 3 | Promoting Excellence in Family Child Care

When the goal is quality facilitation… 

Audience | Technical assistance specialists, mentors, and consultants

Scope and Format | Two-day interactive workshop; maximum 50 participants

Content:

  • An overview of BAS content and scoring protocol
  • An in-depth look at several BAS items
  • Characteristics of effective coaches
  • Establishing rapport and aligning goals
  • Coaching strategies to promote professional competence
  • Tailoring support to meet providers’ individual needs
  • Using assessment data to help providers create an action plan

BAS OPTION 4 | BAS Reliability Training

When the goal is research, evaluation, or monitoring quality…

AudienceResearchers, program evaluators, technical assistance specialists, and organizational consultants

Scope and FormatFour days; intensive and interactive training; lunches provided, maximum of 18 participants

 

Content:

  • An in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the BAS
  • Learning how to rate indicators and score items
  • Steps for ensuring BAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs
  • Practice aligning interpretations with national anchors
  • An overview of the BAS certification process
  • A reliability test*

*Participants who are reliable with the national anchors are eligible for BAS certification for an additional fee.

BAS OPTION 5 | Getting Ready for the BAS Self-Paced Online Module

When the goal is an overview of the BAS… 

Audience |  Family child care providers

Scope and Format | Online module; 5 clock hours

Content:

  • Understanding the rationale for focusing on the quality of business and professional practices
  • Learning how using a formal assessment tool helps you make good decisions based on data
  • Understanding the content of the BAS
  • Learning how to score the BAS
  • Preparing for a formal BAS assessment conducted by an external assessor
  • Learning how to use data from a BAS assessment to create a quality improvement plan

The McCormick Center partners with professional development organizations and QRIS projects around the country to offer discounted group rates on this online module for groups of 25 or more.  We also work with organizations to implement a blended peer learning team model.