The Business Administration Scale is a tool for family child care educators to assess the professional and business practices of their program. During this session, participants will review the elements of the Business Administration Scale, practice completing the assessment including scoring, and explore strategies for program improvements. Family child care educators will have opportunities to articulate features and benefits of their business, begin developing a business and marketing plan, and learn how to draft other sections such as a record keeping plan, business policies, and an operating budget.
The MA QRIS is using the PAS as a measurement tool which is required for all center-based/ school-based programs participating in QRIS at Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.
The quality of family child care is determined by more than the family child care (FCC) educator’s interactions with children and the quality of the learning environment. Research indicates FCC educators who follow effective professional and business practices are more likely to provide a high quality learning environment and interact more sensitively with children. In this course, FCC educators will learn about the Business Administration Scale, including using it as a self-assessment and program improvement tool.
Part 1 of the training will focus on using the Business Administration Scale as a tool for family child care educators to assess the professional and business practices of his/her program. Participants will review the elements of the Business Administration Scale, practice completing the assessment including scoring, and explore strategies for program improvements. During Part 2 of this training, participants will review developing a business plan, draft a marketing plan, and learn how to design a record keeping plan, business policies, and an operating budget.
Investments in quality early education have high rates of return for society. Investing in early childhood education has been shown to increase school success, improve economic status, and reduce incarceration. Strong business practices are essential in creating and maintaining fiscally sound early childhood programs, with learning environments that nurture and challenge young children. This is imperative in all early childhood settings as educators play a vital role in ensuring that children experience a smooth transition from the early years to the early grades.
The Business Administration Scale (BAS) is a reliable tool for measuring and improving the overall quality of business practices in family child care settings. In this training, participants will review the completed BAS tool (participants need to bring to the session), professional and program improvement plans, and use of data for program improvement. Participants are asked to bring along a business card to share with fellow participants.
Participants need to bring the following to the training:
Attended Level 1 training on BAS content and scoring, completed scoring, updated program and professional improvement plans.
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