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Crosswalk of the ECWES and the PAS

The Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES) measures the collective perceptions of staff on ten dimensions of organizational climate (collegiality, professional growth, supervisor support, clarity, reward system, decision making, goal consensus, task orientation, physical setting, and innovativeness). The Program Administration Scale (PAS) is a valid and reliable instrument designed to measure the leadership and management practices in center-based […]

The Relationship between Administrator Qualifications and Family Engagement

As researchers and policymakers learn more about the factors that influence teaching and learning in early childhood settings, the importance of family engagement is emerging as an essential element. National, state, and local family involvement projects are engaging thousands of practitioners, parents, and leaders in family involvement networks, professional development initiatives, training and technical assistance […]

Getting Ready for the PAS Online

We’re excited to announce a new training opportunity on the Program Administration Scale (PAS) that can take place in your own home or anywhere you have Internet access!  Now you can get a basic understanding of the PAS, a tool that measures leadership and management in programs, by registering for the Getting Ready for the […]

Program Administration Scale (PAS) 2nd. Ed.

Teri N. Talan and Paula Jorde Bloom | Research consistently finds that high-quality administrative practices are crucial for ensuring beneficial results for children and families.  This valuable tool includes 25 items clustered in 10 subscales, which measure both leadership and management functions of center-based early care and education programs. The PAS can be used in […]

Assessment Feedback Form—Assessor

Assessors can use this form to provide feedback about each PAS assessment they do as part of certification and/or recertification. The McCormick Center will use the feedback you provide to make improvements in the assessment process. Please return your form to the McCormick Center along with the copy of the center’s completed PAS book and […]

Assessment Feedback Form—Director

When doing a PAS assessment for certification or re-certification, assessors give this form to the administrator at the program and ask them to complete it and send it back to the McCormick Center.  Please provide the administrator with a return addressed envelope  addressed to the McCormick Center (the address is also on the bottom of […]

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