ERIC Number: ED455923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Centre Administrator Certification. Project Report.
Ferguson, E. Elaine
This document presents the process for obtaining certification for the position of early childhood centre administrator (ECCA) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Following an introduction describing the development of the process and its pilot testing, Chapter 1 of the document details the four-step process: (1) application, including training in the ECCA certification process and training to develop a professional portfolio; (2) examination, through the candidate's presentations of case study responses and case studies he or she has written; (3) validation, an assessment of the candidate's competence based on parent and staff perceptions and an evaluation of the program; and (4) recommendation, in which a report is developed and recommendations formulated by a validator, then presented to the Certification Council of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia. Chapter 2 of the document describes the process for collecting data to be used in developing standards for ECCAs. Two appendices contain the job specifications and the management areas grid for the ECCA position and the child care administrator credentialing model. (KB)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Administrators, Certification, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Models, State Standards
Child Care Connections, 100-1200 Tower Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4K6, Canada. Tel: 902-423-8199.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Child Care Connection-N.S., Halifax (Nova Scotia).; Certification Council of Early Childhood Educators of Nova Scotia, Halifax.
Identifiers - Location: Canada