ERIC Number: ED440741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Director Credential Action Pack. Taking the Lead: Investing in Early Childhood Leadership for the 21st Century.
Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.
The movement to advance directors and administrators of early childhood programs is taking hold in many communities and states. Focusing on critical elements and updates from across the nation, this packet provides resources, prototype information, and guidelines for people in the process of setting up director credentialing programs. Sheets within the action pack address: (1) things to think about in planning for a director credential; (2) recruiting participants from underrepresented groups into leadership development and director credential programs; (3) credit for prior learning and experience; (4) training hours, credits, and formats required by state and national director credentialing initiatives; (5) distance learning sites; (6) competencies of early childhood directors; (7) training content and/or competencies required by state and national director credentialing initiatives; (8) research findings relevant to director credentialing; (9) Internet resources; (10) why director credentials are important; (11) essential elements of director credentialing systems; (12) an overview of credentialing initiatives, with contact and program information; and (13) state child care licensing requirements for directors. (EV)
Descriptors: Administrators, Credentials, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, National Programs, Resources, Standards, State Programs
Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215-4176 ($15.95, plus $3.50 shipping. Make checks payable to Wheelock College). Tel: 617-879-2211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ericps.crc.uiuc.edu/ccdece/ccdece.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.
Note: Funded by the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative.