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Aim4Excellence: National Director Credential - Evaluating Program Quality for Continuous Improvement (Module 9) (TAP)

Course Number
SB.FF.A:NDC-EPQFCI
Overview
Program evaluation plays an important role in the administration of high-quality early care and education programs. This module provides a framework for understanding and implementing effective evaluation practices. You’ll learn how to select appropriate evaluation tools to achieve your program goals. You’ll learn how to implement continuous quality improvement, the leadership practice of assessing program needs, defining desired outcomes, developing an action plan, and evaluating outcomes. Rather than being threatening, you will discover how evaluation can help you celebrate program strengths, increase staff collaboration, and improve your program’s quality.

*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:

  • Understand the types, purpose, and ethics of program evaluation.
  • Described and select appropriate evaluation tools for your program.
  • Assess your program needs.
  • Define your desired outcomes.
  • Learn about action plans for program improvement.
  • Use program evaluation to promote a norm of continuous quality improvement.
Competencies
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Program Planning and Development 5.2 Implements program self-assessment, evaluation activities, and improvement plans related to quality standards.
Program Planning and Development 5.3 Develops and analyzes program policies, procedures, and practices that embed quality improvement efforts into all aspects of the program.

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 3/23/2021
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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