Upcoming Events - eLearning-synchronous/live

Apr
18
Webinar
Contracts are a critical business document that family child care providers can use to communicate with families and protect themselves and their business, but oftentimes determining what belongs in a contract can be unclear or confusing. Using the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) as a guide, this workshop will provide participants with the knowledge needed to create or improve their own family child care contracts.

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Apr
23
Webinar | This event is not open to the public
True leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Some are outgoing and charismatic; others are quietly influential. This session explores the concept of leadership in the context of early childhood education. It looks at the multifaceted role of the center director and the skills and competencies needed to nurture leadership at all levels of an organization.

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Jun
11
Webinar | This event is not open to the public
Directors often have a global impression that things are going well or not so well at their centers, but they lack specific information on just what areas of the program’s operation contribute to these impressions. This session provides an overview of the dimensions of organizational climate and how directors can improve the quality of work life at their centers.

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Aug
20
Webinar | This event is not open to the public
Well-trained and experienced staff are the key to early childhood program quality and healthy child development. Skills in recruitment, interviewing, screening, selecting, and orienting new teachers are ones that every director needs. This session breaks down the recruitment, selection, and orientation process into manageable components and suggests practical and effective techniques to help directors find competent and capable teachers for their program.

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Oct
15
Webinar | This event is not open to the public
This session looks at the importance of staff meetings as the primary vehicle for staff development and community building. Topics include an analysis of social interaction in groups and how interpersonal orientation among group members affects group functioning. A key focus is applying methods for managing meetings that achieve maximum participant satisfaction and productivity in a minimum amount of time.

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Dec
10
Webinar | This event is not open to the public
Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood programs is central to achieving high-performing work teams. Meaningful involvement in decision making is one way that trust and commitment to organizational goals can be achieved. This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and how directors can move to a more participatory process in achieving organizational goals.

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Ongoing Events

Feb
03
Webinar
This virtual, six* session institute is specifically designed for those in technical assistance (TA) roles, including coaches, mentors, consultants, who support early childhood administrators in improving the quality of their programs. The Transformative TA Institute is focused on how to use the PAS as a tool for providing technical assistance. *There is an optional two hour pre-Institute session available to provide an overview of the Program Administration Scale (PAS) for participants with limited experience with the PAS. If you have not been trained to reliability on the tool, or have not used it extensively this session is a necessary foundation for the Transformative TA Institute.

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