May 21, 2018 and May 23, 2018

From 6:00PM-8:30PM

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Valley Opportunity Council Family Child Care
300 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

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Online registration only: www.cdedu.us/QRIS

Course Level: Introductory

Audience: Family Child Care Providers

Core CompetencyArea 7 - Program Planning and Development

CEU: 0.5

Lead Agency: 

             Sponsored in part by the           Department of Early Education and Care


Using the Business Administration Scale for Program Assessment and Improvement: Level 1


Course Description:

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. [1] 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.

[1] As cited in Talen, T.N., & Bloom, P. J. (2009). Business administration scale for family child care. New York, NY:  Teachers College Press.

The specific measurement tool for this training will be provided to all educators who successfully complete the training.


Instructor: IEPD

The Institute for Education and Professional Development

Contact for more Information:

Nicole MIles
QRIS Measurement Tools Courses