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An Overview of the NJ Administrators’ Credential
History <ul><li>Professional Impact NJ developed </li></ul><ul><li>this project over a few years with </li></ul><ul><li>in...
<ul><li>The purpose of this technical assistance manual is to assist </li></ul><ul><li>administrators to achieve excellenc...
Who benefits?  <ul><li>Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>The Administrators’ Credential is consistent with the drive toward...
Ongoing Advocacy to Improve Access <ul><li>Building Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with colleges to support early care...
The Credentialing Process <ul><li>Candidate must be a member of the  NJ Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate can complete ...
Forms of Evaluation <ul><li>Formative: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment surveys (pre, post, long term) will be completed and m...
<ul><li>Program Administration Scale (PAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) </l...
Credit Bearing Credential (9 Credits): AA or BA Degree with 15 credits in Early Childhood Education or Credit Bearing  Dir...
Administrator Credential Framework <ul><li>Administrators’ Credential Level I  </li></ul><ul><li>General Education -  Non-...
<ul><li>Administrators’ Credential Level II  </li></ul><ul><li>General Education -  Credit Bearing Directors’ Academy </li...
<ul><li>Administrators’ Credential Level III  </li></ul><ul><li>General Education –  AA or BA Degree with 15 Credits in Ea...
<ul><li>Competencies for non-credit bearing include-  Program Administration Scale, Business Administration Scale, Program...
<ul><li>Knowledge and skill areas include:  Historical and Philosophical Foundations, Child Growth & Development, Observat...
<ul><li>The following are examples of acceptable verification and documentation . </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy/Community Ser...
<ul><li>Service in a Leadership Role in a Professional  </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a letter ...
<ul><li>Presentations/Training   </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of conference brochure with presentation listing or confirmation l...
<ul><li>Program Improvement  </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of accreditation validation/assessor letter.  </li></ul><ul><li>Copy o...
<ul><li>Writing and Publication  </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of article including the publication, date and author. Copy of boo...
<ul><li>Five Areas to be a Assessed for the NJ Administrators’ Credential </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework (credit-bearing and...
Resources for Administrators * Paula Jorde Bloom Directors’ Academy Texts Taking Charge of Change* Blueprint for Action Ci...
<ul><li>In pursuit of this excellence, Professional Impact NJ is </li></ul><ul><li>building collaborative partnerships wit...
<ul><li>We welcome you to partner with us in </li></ul><ul><li>building a stronger system of leadership – </li></ul><ul><l...
For more information… <ul><li>Kean Main Office 908-737-4240 </li></ul><ul><li>Clearinghouse   973-391-2633 </li></ul><ul><...
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    1. 1. An Overview of the NJ Administrators’ Credential
    2. 2. History <ul><li>Professional Impact NJ developed </li></ul><ul><li>this project over a few years with </li></ul><ul><li>input from state and national </li></ul><ul><li>colleagues and experts. Those </li></ul><ul><li>individuals are listed on the </li></ul><ul><li>acknowledge page i. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The purpose of this technical assistance manual is to assist </li></ul><ul><li>administrators to achieve excellence in leadership through </li></ul><ul><li>self-evaluation, planning, and learning the skills needed to </li></ul><ul><li>become a highly-qualified administrator. This manual </li></ul><ul><li>offers clear explanations and checklists to help </li></ul><ul><li>administrators begin the process of earning the NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators’ Credential. It outlines the process, it defines </li></ul><ul><li>the levels of the Credential and its competency areas, and </li></ul><ul><li>it provides instructions for the application and supporting </li></ul><ul><li>documents. It also provides the guidelines for the </li></ul><ul><li>administrator’s practicum. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who benefits? <ul><li>Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>The Administrators’ Credential is consistent with the drive toward excellence in early childhood education in New Jersey </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>A strong relationship exists between the specific preparation of early care and </li></ul><ul><li>education and school age child care professionals and the quality of early care and </li></ul><ul><li>education experiences they provide for children </li></ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul><ul><li>Families benefit not only from the assurance of sending their child to a program with a credentialed director, but from peace of mind in knowing that their child is in an early childhood setting where the leadership understands and promotes quality </li></ul><ul><li>(NJPDCECE, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>An educational administrator is the leader in developing a relationship with families </li></ul><ul><li>based on trust and respect. These are essential to building collaborative and </li></ul><ul><li>interactive relationships between school staff and families </li></ul><ul><li>(New Jersey Department of Education, 2002) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Ongoing Advocacy to Improve Access <ul><li>Building Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with colleges to support early care and education administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with CCR&Rs to identify training needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with state government to improve funding for professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with private funders to help raise the bar </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Credentialing Process <ul><li>Candidate must be a member of the NJ Registry </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate can complete approved coursework at CCR&Rs </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate can complete credit bearing college courses </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate provides transcripts or certificates as documentation of completion to the Professional Impact NJ office and receives Credential certificate </li></ul>
    7. 7. Forms of Evaluation <ul><li>Formative: </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment surveys (pre, post, long term) will be completed and maintained for data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Summative: </li></ul><ul><li>Did program improvement occur as a result of obtaining the Credential? (our bottom-line outcome) </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Program Administration Scale (PAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) </li></ul><ul><li>Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS) </li></ul><ul><li>The PAS, BAS and Environment Rating Scales measure quality </li></ul><ul><li>based on a 1-7 point scale and both scales generate a </li></ul><ul><li>profile to guide program improvement planning. The </li></ul><ul><li>instruments are effective when used together to provide a </li></ul><ul><li>focused assessment of best practice at the classroom level </li></ul><ul><li>and the broader assessment for program quality at the </li></ul><ul><li>organizational level. </li></ul>The Rating Scales
    9. 9. Credit Bearing Credential (9 Credits): AA or BA Degree with 15 credits in Early Childhood Education or Credit Bearing Directors’ Academy Plus 9 college credits with the following: Minimum of 3 credits in Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Skills Minimum of 5 credits in Management Knowledge and Skills Minimum of 1 credit in Practicum <ul><li>Non-credit Credential (144 hours): </li></ul><ul><li>60 non-credit hours from previously obtained Directors’ Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><li>60 non-credit hours from the Director’s Toolbox Training Series </li></ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum courses (24 hours) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PAS = 4 hrs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BAS= 4 hrs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PIP = 10 hrs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PRF = 10 hrs. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Administrator Credential Framework <ul><li>Administrators’ Credential Level I </li></ul><ul><li>General Education - Non-Credit Bearing Directors’ Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Core Knowledge and skills - A minimum of 30 hours of knowledge and skills areas </li></ul><ul><li>Management Knowledge and Skills- A minimum of 90 hours of knowledge and skills areas </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum Plus - A minimum of 24 hours to document knowledge of competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Working With Children - A minimum of 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Management Experience - 1 Year of ECE management experience </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Contributions - A minimum of 2 professional activities in at least two contribution areas total of 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum NJ Registry - Level II </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Administrators’ Credential Level II </li></ul><ul><li>General Education - Credit Bearing Directors’ Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Core Knowledge and skills - A minimum of 3 credits of knowledge and skills areas </li></ul><ul><li>Management Knowledge and Skills- A minimum of 5 credits with at least one point in each of three knowledge and skills areas </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum Plus - A minimum of 1 credit of practicum to document knowledge of competencies (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Working With Children - A minimum of 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Management Experience - 1 Year of ECE management experience </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Contributions - A minimum of 2 professional activities in at least three contribution areas total of 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum NJ Registry – Level II </li></ul>Administrator Credential Framework
    12. 12. <ul><li>Administrators’ Credential Level III </li></ul><ul><li>General Education – AA or BA Degree with 15 Credits in Early Childhood Education </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Core Knowledge and skills - A minimum of 3 credits of knowledge and skills areas </li></ul><ul><li>Management Knowledge and Skills- A minimum of 5 credits with at least one point in each of three knowledge and skills areas </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum Plus - A minimum of 1 credit of practicum to document knowledge of competencies (3) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Working With Children - A minimum of 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Management Experience - 2 Years of ECE management experience </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Contributions - A minimum of 4 professional activities in at least two contribution areas total of 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum NJ Registry – Level III </li></ul>Administrator Credential Framework
    13. 13. <ul><li>Competencies for non-credit bearing include- Program Administration Scale, Business Administration Scale, Program Improvement Plan and Professional Resource File. </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies for credit bearing include- Communication, Technology, Child Psychology, Human Development, Human Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Child Growth and Development, Child Observation and Assessment, Historical and Philosophical Foundations, Professionalism, Learning Environments, Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Organizational Management and Leadership, Supervision and Evaluation, Administration, Marriage and Family (Family Child Care), and Educational Research Projects </li></ul>Administrator Credential Competencies
    14. 14. <ul><li>Knowledge and skill areas include: Historical and Philosophical Foundations, Child Growth & Development, Observation & Assessment, Personal & Professional Self-Awareness, Staff Supervision & Human Relations, Educational Programming, Oral & Written Communication, Health, Safety & Nutrition, Family Support & Community Relationships, Legal & Fiscal Management Concepts, Marketing & Public Relations, Program Operations & facilities Management and Leadership & Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution areas include: Service in a Leadership Role, Presentation/Training, Advocacy, Program Improvement, Writing and Publication, and Research/Grant Writing </li></ul>Administrator Credential Competencies
    15. 15. <ul><li>The following are examples of acceptable verification and documentation . </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy/Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of a letter to an editor, or indication of participation on committees, councils or working groups, or written testimony. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of a letter to legislature or government officials signed by you or one of the above. </li></ul>Administrator Credential Contributions
    16. 16. <ul><li>Service in a Leadership Role in a Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a letter signed by the board president, executive director or other official representative indicating your role, dates of service and the name and address of the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide on letterhead stationery, documentation that lists you as a board member or officer and includes the name and address of the organization. Include the dates of your service. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a copy of a certificate of service or other acknowledgement of your service to a professional organization. </li></ul>Administrator Credential Contributions
    17. 17. <ul><li>Presentations/Training </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of conference brochure with presentation listing or confirmation letter from conference or workshop chair/contact. Letter from National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Commission for Certifying Agencies or other organization indicating your approval as a Validator/Assessor, a Child Development Associate (CDA) Council Representative, or your service as either one. </li></ul>Administrator Credential Contributions
    18. 18. <ul><li>Program Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of accreditation validation/assessor letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of consulting contract or agreement. Report of summary of consultation. Sample product, picture or copy of a product. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) </li></ul><ul><li>QRIS center-based programs currently being piloted </li></ul><ul><li>QRIS family child care programs currently under development </li></ul>Administrator Credential Contributions
    19. 19. <ul><li>Writing and Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of article including the publication, date and author. Copy of book cover, title page and table of contents. Copy of handbook or manual cover and contents. </li></ul><ul><li>Research/Grant Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Copy of cover sheet, table of contents and abstract. Copy of transcript indicating completion of thesis, including title and content description. Copy of grant approval letter. Copy of letter indicating service as a grant reader/reviewer. </li></ul>Administrator Credential Contributions
    20. 20. <ul><li>Five Areas to be a Assessed for the NJ Administrators’ Credential </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework (credit-bearing and or non-credit) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Resource File </li></ul><ul><li>Program Administration Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Program Improvement Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Resource File </li></ul>
    21. 21. Resources for Administrators * Paula Jorde Bloom Directors’ Academy Texts Taking Charge of Change* Blueprint for Action Circle of Influence Program Administration Scale From the Inside Out Tools of the Mind (Vygotsky) Leadership in Action Visionary Director Making the Most of Meetings Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care The Right Fit
    22. 22. <ul><li>In pursuit of this excellence, Professional Impact NJ is </li></ul><ul><li>building collaborative partnerships with colleges, child care </li></ul><ul><li>resource and referral agencies, the Division of Family </li></ul><ul><li>Development, the Department of Education and other </li></ul><ul><li>entities to support enhanced professional development for </li></ul><ul><li>early care and education administrators. Our mission is to </li></ul><ul><li>identify training needs and advocate with state government </li></ul><ul><li>and private funders for increased support for quality </li></ul><ul><li>professional development that raises the bar and prepares </li></ul><ul><li>us for the future of early childhood education in the state, </li></ul><ul><li>including the full array of programs serving children. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>We welcome you to partner with us in </li></ul><ul><li>building a stronger system of leadership – </li></ul><ul><li>one that will ensure the infusion of quality </li></ul><ul><li>into all early childhood programs. We can </li></ul><ul><li>only make this difference if we all commit </li></ul><ul><li>collectively to do our part in improving the </li></ul><ul><li>lives of children, families and the </li></ul><ul><li>professionals who care for them. </li></ul>
    24. 24. For more information… <ul><li>Kean Main Office 908-737-4240 </li></ul><ul><li>Clearinghouse 973-391-2633 </li></ul><ul><li>Camden Office 856-374-5044 </li></ul><ul><li>www.PINJ.org </li></ul>
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