ERIC Number: ED423963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices in Director Credentialing.
The competence of directors and administrators of children's programs is very important to quality, and efforts that seek to bring directors and administrators more support and help them to develop their competencies are worth examination. This paper begins by briefly discussing "A Preliminary Overview of Director Credentialing Initiatives" compiled by "Taking the Lead: Investing in Early Childhood Leadership for the 21st Century," a national early childhood leadership development initiative designed to build the capacity of the field to increase program quality. This discussion includes mention of "thorny" issues in the development of a credential, including: (1) the amount of training/education required; (2) the levels of the training/education; and (3) an assessment system to determine whether the person should be granted a credential. The remainder of the paper discusses career development versus the credentialist approach to a credential, offering discussion of eight differences between the two approaches and the reasons for The Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education's support for the career development approach. (EV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.