No matter the size or type of business, programs and personnel can benefit from regular personnel performance evaluations. Evaluations can be used to clearly communicate expectations, document and improve performance, recognize accomplishments, and develop and motivate personnel.
The Oklahoma Core Competencies are documents that includes what all who work with young children need to know, understand, and be able to do to support children’s learning and development. It can be used to assess skills in content areas, plan for professional development, write job descriptions and personnel policies, and evaluate educational offerings. Click here to download a copy of the core competency for Early Childhood Practitioners or Out-of-School Time Practitioners. You can also request a copy by calling 1-877-283-4113 or faxing 405-962-1741. (Oklahoma Core Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners is OKDHS Pub. No. 08-91; Oklahoma Core Competencies for Out-of-School Time Practitioners is OKDHS Pub. No. 14-32)
Written personnel policies clearly communicate the program's policies, procedures, and expectations.
The Oklahoma Professional Development Registry is a statewide database recognizing the professional development of all individuals working in the early care and education field and maintained by Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD). Some benefits of the registry are: professional development is maintained in one location, there is an interactive training calendar and map, individuals have access to their professional development record online at any time, and the registry can be used to plan meaningful professional development and track accomplishments. Click here to go to the Oklahoma Professional Development Registry.
Meetings are the glue that holds the program together and serve as a way to communicate information, make and relay decisions, build teams, and identify and resolve problems.