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Aim4Excellence: National Director Credential - Leading the Way (Module 1) (TAP)

Course Number
SB.FF.A:NDC-LTW
Overview
This module looks at leadership as a way of thinking about your role and the important work you do on behalf of children and their families. You’ll learn about the importance of self-awareness and understanding your core values as you identify your unique leadership style. You’ll be introduced to a model of facilitative leadership as a way to empower staff and support share decision making at your center. And you’ll learn how to apply the principles of effective leadership to create a compelling vision for your program, become an agent of change, walk the talk of ethical behavior, and embrace the paradoxes inherent in your role. 

*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.

Clock Hours
16

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

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

Fee
$175.00 per module ($1,575 for all nine modules)
Objective
Upon completion, learner will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the skills and competencies required for effective leadership.
  • Examine the values and beliefs that shape leadership behavior while also determining a compelling program vision and mission statement.
  • Assess and identify their unique leadership style.
  • Identify and apply ways to use their influence to empower others.
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas related to leading others.
  • Examine and apply one’s own leadership essentials within the framework of Whole Leadership.
Competencies
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Professional Development and Leadership 1.2 Describes a personal philosophy of early childhood professional practice informed by theory and research.
Professional Development and Leadership 2.2 Implements and applies the NAEYC Code of Ethics in all areas of practice.
Program Planning and Development 9.3 With input from stakeholders, coordinates the development of the mission statement, program goals, and philosophy. Reviews these periodically to make adjustments that reflect changes in the program’s internal and external environment.

Registration
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:
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/rulesandregulations

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.

Course Hours
16.00
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