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Aim4Excellence: National Director Credential - Building a Sound Business Strategy (Module 5) (TAP)

Course Number
SB.FF.A:NDC-BASBS
Overview
This module examines the key issues pertinent to managing a fiscally responsible early childhood business. You’ll study the legal requirements and tax implications that relate to the operation of programs with differing ownership status. You’ll be introduced to the language of accounting and work with budgets, calculations, and financial reports to practice making informed business decisions that are aligned with your program’s values and purpose. This will include an introduction to the use of management software and grant-writing. And you’ll learn strategies for promoting and maintaining a positive public image that is specifically targeted to the existing and potential customers of a local early childhood program market. From a Whole Leadership model perspective, this module will demonstrate the interdependence primarily between the leadership essentials and administrative leadership areas.

*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 core values related to business orientation.
  • Examine legal forms of business ownership common to early childhood programs.
  • Investigate the quality benchmarks associated with budget planning as identified in the Program Administration Scale (PAS).
  • Calculate a budget and cash flow projection to plan program finances. Review best practice use of program management software utilized to support office operations and enhance digital communication.
  • Identify approaches to grant writing, including responding to funding opportunities to blend or braid funds to support quality programming.
  • Apply best practices when implementing public relations and marketing strategies to enhance external customer relationships and program reputation.
Competencies
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Program Planning and Development 10.3 Develops and monitors a program public relations or marketing plan in collaboration with families, early childhood educators, community organizations, and businesses.
Program Planning and Development 12.3 Develops, monitors, and analyzes the program budget and begins to use additional financial management tools (e.g. income statements, balance sheets, cash flow analysis).

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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