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Aim4Excellence: National Director Credential - Facilitating Family Engagement (Module 8) (TAP)

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This module will increase your leadership influence, activate strategies to promote family engagement, strengthen connections between family, program, and community resources.

*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:

  • Identify the competencies and benefits of family engagement.
  • Describe and implement linguistically and culturally responsive practice.
  • Promote families’ role in relationship-based care and teaching.
  • Evaluate strategies for collaboration that promote child development.
  • Explain and implement trauma-informed program practices.
  • Examine and apply effective skills for communication and collaboration.
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.

Family and Community Partnerships 1.2 Incorporates family input about child care, guidance, child development, and childrearing practices in the home in supporting environments and experiences for young children.
Family and Community Partnerships 1.4 Develops family centered practices across sectors in collaboration with families, early childhood educators, and community stakeholders.
Family and Community Partnerships 4.2 Incorporates knowledge of diversity within the classroom/program to implement professional practices, activities, and environments that are supportive of children from diverse backgrounds.
Family and Community Partnerships 8.3 Plans, analyzes, and monitors policies, procedures, and practices that incorporate respectful and effective communication strategies with families.
Family and Community Partnerships 9.3 Researches and analyzes strategies on appropriate guidance/supports for families who are experience multiple stress factors and creates policies and procedures that support these strategies.

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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