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Program Administration Scale & Business Administration Scale | Better Beginnings Quality Rating Improvement System

Arkansas Better Beginnings is a voluntary system for quality improvement designed for child care centers, family child care homes, and school-age programs. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) and the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) are utilized to measure the Administration standard at each of three levels. At level 1, the program administrator is required to attend a “PAS Basics” or “BAS Basics” training. At level 2, a program review is completed by a certified PAS or BAS assessor. At level 3, the facility scores an overall average item score of 4.00 or higher. For more information visit:

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