The Program Administration Scale is an approved program evaluation assessment tool approved by Oklahoma Child Care Services (OCCS).
The University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development, offers leadership training and technical assistance through Leadership Academy I, II, and III. The Leadership Academy was developed specifically for administrators, directors, and managers of early childhood programs. Early childhood administrators enrolled in Leadership Academy I are required to participate in a pre- and-post Program Administration Scale (PAS) assessment. The pre-assessment is completed during the first two months of the six month program. Participants meet one full day a month for training on the leadership skills necessary to enhance the quality of care in Oklahoma. Session topics include: communication, team building, ethics, leadership traits/behaviors/characteristics, advocacy, mentoring, coping with change, discipline, and other leadership topics. Post-assessments are done six months after completing the training. Technical assistance is provided throughout the six month period, using the results of the PAS assessments, as well as information and feedback provided during the monthly classes. Data is collected and correlated for future research projects focusing on sustaining quality in our early childhood programs.
For more information contact:
Center for Early Childhood Professional Development
The University of Oklahoma
1-888-446-7608 ext 247