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Prove It!: Achieving Quality Recognition for Your Early Childhood Program

Prove It!: Achieving Quality Recognition for Your Early Childhood Program

Authors: Rachel Robertson, Miriam Dressler
Product Code: 539501
ISBN: 978-1-933653-77-8
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Pursuing a third-party quality endorsement for your child care program is a significant and challenging undertaking. Find guidance and support to assist you through the process in Prove It!, a comprehensive resource written by two early childhood professionals with extensive experience with accreditation, quality rating systems, and environmental rating scales.

Prove It! s filled with proven approaches and practical advice to help you plan carefully and act purposefully as you prepare for, work toward, and achieve quality recognition for your early childhood program. Each chapter focuses on specific aspects and vital information as you consider and then commit to a third-party quality endorsement system. Also included are:

  • Common terms and their definitions
  • Activities and evaluations to lead you to thoughtful reflection and practice improvement
  • A model program providing examples of the tasks you may encounter while working on your third-party endorsement
  • Reproducible forms and checklists to help you plan and keep organized throughout the process

Softbound, 304 pgs.

"I had a chance to go through your book and LOVED IT. What a great tool for both programs and consultants working with programs pursuing a third party endorsement. I really liked the fact that you don't have sit down and read it cover to cover but can select areas to focus on. It also a great guide for programs or individuals confused by the process. I liked all the action plans, professional development plans, etc. It's a fantastic guide to introduce what an endorsement is and means to a program in addition to being a resource tool. Prove It! is an essential tool for any program interested in pursuing a third party endorsement."
Amy Loechler
Project Coordinator- Umbrella Strategic Alliance

"Anyone wishing to elevate the quality of their programs in collaboration with staff and families, will find this book extremely helpful. The layout is easy to follow, and the content is tried and true. Following these strategies and steps will help center directors achieve success. Best of all, the quality of care for children will be positively impacted, the goal we all strive for."
Kathie Boe
Sr. Director, Quality and Accreditation
Knowledge Learning Corporation

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Review: February 2010 Book News Inc. - February 1, 2010
Offering definitions, activities, examples of model programs, and reproducible forms and checklists, this guide will help early chilhood program directors and administrators seeking third-party endorsements and accreditation. It overviews key components and content areas of third-party quality-endorsement systems, and briefly describes specific systems, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), and various environmental rating scales. The guide gives advice on staff qualifications and the role of professional development in endorsement, and outlines steps for evaluating and making improvements in content areas such as the physical environment, safety, teaching and learning, and family and community involvement. There is also guidance on paperwork requirements. Appendices offer sample action plans, timelines, checklists, quizzes, family surveys, and training worksheets. Robertson is a professional development and education quality consultant. Dressler is an education consultant. (Annotation 2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

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