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Aim4Excellence: National Director Credential - Promoting Peak Performance (Module 3) (TAP)

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The heart of effective staff relations is recognizing and appreciating individual differences. This module provides a comprehensive model for supervising staff, promoting their ongoing professional development, and creating a strengths-based team. You’ll learn about the importance of tailoring your supervisory style and professional development strategies to the individualized needs of each staff member, how to use performance appraisal as the catalyst for growth and change, and how to build a learning community while guiding teachers to become reflective practitioners.

*This course is recognized through Colorado Shines PDIS TAP as supporting the Colorado Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators and best practice for adult learning. TAP recognition does not indicate that course will be accepted by college systems nor does it provide eligibility to be director qualified in Colorado.

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Course Delivery Method
Online self-paced with feedback provided for submitted knowledge checks. Please see information below on how to register. Please follow registration instructions provided by sponsor if participating in a cohort.

Target Audience
Directors, Administrators, and Family Child Care Providers

Interest in learning about the Whole Leadership Framework for administering an early childhood program.

$175.00 per module ($1,575 for all nine modules)

Upon completion, learner will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the concepts of motivation theory.
  • Apply a developmental approach to supervision which includes coaching/mentoring and individualized professional development plans.
  • Use performance appraisals based on observation of practice to support reflective practice.
  • Promote a positive work environment based on embedded norms of communication, collaboration, and shared leadership.
  • Identify strategies for managing conflict and difficult people.
  • Describe the importance of a professional learning community to a high performing team.

This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Professional Development and Leadership 4.3 Creates policies, procedures, and processes that fully utilize professional development plans for individual and team growth and program improvement.
Professional Development and Leadership 6.3 Plans and analyzes policies, procedures, and processes that support accessing professional development experiences.
Professional Development and Leadership 8.3 Plans and supports opportunities for staff to participate in coaching/mentoring efforts.
Professional Development and Leadership 9.3 Plans, monitors, and analyzes reflective practice activities.
Program Planning and Development 7.3 Uses collaborative leadership and coaching techniques to facilitate effective teamwork.
Program Planning and Development 8.3 Creates and monitors policies, procedures and processes that create a positive working environment.

This training is available through McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Please visit McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership to register and make payment. Participants may register for one module at a time or all nine modules at once. Participants should not upload certificate into PDIS as McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership will forward module completion information to PDIS. Completion information will appear in participant's PDIS account within one month of completion. Please follow registration instructions provided by sponsor if participating in a cohort.

Last update 3/22/2021

Additional Information

This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

To view Child Care Licensing Rules:

For more information, contact your child care licensing specialist.

Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within one month of the module completion date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.

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