Director qualifications and training measures capture the education, experience, and ongoing professional development of those that directly influence caregiving and teaching in various capacities. The three key ideas of director training are:
This section includes professional learning resources that can help practitioners deepen their understanding of quality for this topic.
The Beginning Education: Early Childcare At Home program is professional development program specifically designed for home-based child care providers of children from birth – five years. The program includes 4 modules (20 hours) and focuses on supporting the social-emotional, cognitive, language, literacy, and mathematics development of young children.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
You’ve hired talented staff—but how can you ensure they stay at your program? This article outlines several strategies to keep staff happy, engaged, and productive.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
This course examines processes for program directors looking to improve their staff development program. Participants develop methods and explore strategies for identifying center and staff training needs, as well as effective adult learning strategies. ($12)Age(s):
This course will focus on leadership fundamentals. You will be introduced to critical leadership concerns and how managers can effectively build and support a high-performing team. Additionally, you will complete a leadership self-assessment, which will be used to assess individual competencies. This is course 1 of 8 in the Child Care Business Training courses.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions, including the type of home-based child care to operate and how to incorporate best practices. This course supports home-based child care business owners introducing the types of home-based child care, Minimum Standards, best business practices, and other critical components for operating a successful business.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
The health and safety of children in care is the top priority for all early childhood professionals. This course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce some of the health and safety standards, best practices, and ways to properly implement these in home-based child care.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Learning environments and intentional teaching are key aspects of any successful early childhood program. This course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce high-quality learning environments, intentional teaching, and multi-age activity planning in home-based child care settings.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Starting a new home-based child care business involves making a number of decisions about how best to operate the program and meet the needs of children and families. This course for prospective home-based child care business owners will introduce some key support systems and the tools and services they provide.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
This training was designed for use by early childhood administrators. These competencies represent the range of knowledge and observable skills needed to effectively manage early childhood programs. They are intended to serve as a guide to those interested in acquiring a better understanding of the scope of responsibilities associated with early childhood program administration.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
The Texas Core Competencies are a set of basic concepts, skills, and abilities that the state’s early childhood professionals should learn, understand, and be able to demonstrate. This webinar will provide an overview of the core competencies areas and how to access and utilize the Core Competencies online training on CLI Engage.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
The career pathway relates a professional’s training hours, education, work experience, and other factors to a position on the career pathway, from entry-level to expertise in the early childhood field. The Texas ECE Career Pathways support those who identify as Practitioners, Administrators, Trainers, and Coaches.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool
In this section you will find tips, strategies, examples, and specific tools and products that can improve your implementation of practices related to this topic area.
Create and update your professional development profile, review staff profile reports, and plan professional development for your center/facility. Anyone who works with children birth to age 8 can register for a TECPDS account, regardless of their role or the sector in which they work. If you work with young children and would like a personal account where you can keep track of your professional development, create an account today!Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Use this checklist, specially written for Texas Rising Star center directors, to complete your TECPDS account. Follow these tips to ensure you have everything needed for your next Texas Rising Star Assessment.Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age