Director's Training Course Outline
Available Training Formats: In-person, Virtual live, Virtual Pre-recorded, and COMING SOON on-demand RMPD University
Description: Each module is designed to provide two hours of tailored training.
Target Audience: Lead teachers, Coordinators, New Directors, Existing Directors
The Director Training includes the following Six Core Modules:
- Establishing and Maintaining and Effective Organization
- Program Development
- Program Operations and Administration
- Program Evaluation
- Business and Operations Management
- Business Practices
- Financial Management
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Human Resources Leadership and Development
- Personal and Professional Awareness
- Human Relationships
- Leadership and Support
- Personnel Management
- Maintaining a Healthy and Safe Environment
- Knowledge and Enforcements of Regulations
- Implementing a Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and Environment
- Curriculum Design
- Teaching Practices
- Child Assessment
- Learning Environment
- Environmental Assessment
- Instituting Family and Community-Centered Programming
- Positive Relationships with Families
- Community Collaboration
- Recognize the distinctions between management and leadership, and consider how they use both in their role as a director of a Head Start/Early Head Start, and early childhood programs.
- Review the HSPPS and how the standards apply to each of the modules
- Identify best practices to make sure their work as a Head Start/Early Head Start director places families at the heart of their work by analyzing the family and community participation standards in the HSPPS.
- Learn fundamental principles of communication and use them to meet the day-to-day communication needs of a Head Start or early childhood program director.
- Discuss Head Start, early childhood development trends, and other concerns pertaining to directing Head Start/Early Head Start and childcare programming.
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- After the completion of each training module, the participants will be able to implement learned strategies immediately.
Head Start Standards:
1302.92 Training and professional development.
(a) A program must provide to all new staff, consultants, and volunteers an orientation that focuses on, at a minimum, the goals and underlying philosophy of the program and on the ways they are implemented.
(b) A program must establish and implement a systematic approach to staff training and professional development designed to assist staff in acquiring or increasing the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality, comprehensive services within the scope of their job responsibilities, and attached to academic credit as appropriate. At a minimum, the system must include:
(1) Staff completing a minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development per year.
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