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					The
Accreditation
Project                                                    2010
The Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early
Childhood Development and the Johns Hopkins University Center for
Technology in Education work collaboratively to support the               Validator’s
                                                                          Planning Guide
Accreditation Project. This manual is designed to assist MSDE-certified
Validators in delivering Orientation presentations, and conducting
Program Improvement Visits and Accreditation/Validation visits.




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                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS


Accreditation Project Vision, Mission, Goals .............................................................. 3

Role and Training....................................................................................................... 4

Orientation ................................................................................................................. 5

Program Improvement Visit ....................................................................................... 9

Accreditation/Validation Visit .................................................................................... 12




RESOURCES
 Resource A: List of Approved Training Locations ................................................................ 16
 Resource B: Invitation Template.......................................................................................... 17
 Resource C: Sample Agenda ................................................................................................ 19
 Resource D: Sign-In Sheet .................................................................................................... 20
 Resource E: Orientation Evaluation Survey ......................................................................... 21
 Resource F: Program Improvement Visit Checklist ............................................................. 22
 Resource G: Validation Visit Verification Form.................................................................... 25
 Resource H: Clarification of Ratings Form ........................................................................... 26
 Resource I: Validators' Commendations and Recommendations Form .............................. 27
 Resource J: Consultant Reimbursement Form .................................................................... 28
 Resource K: Glossary ............................................................................................................ 29




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                                             VISION

              The vision of the Early Childhood Accreditation Project is to provide
    the highest quality learning environment and practices in the early childhood setting.



                                            MISSION

The Mission of the Early Childhood Accreditation Project is to prepare and support early care
    and education programs through the self study and accreditation/validation process.
MSDE accredited programs will provide services so that children have the opportunity to reach
                     their potential during their early developmental years.



                                             GOALS

  The Early Childhood Accreditation Project will:

         Support the growth of our children and stakeholders.

         Ensure learning environments stimulate and motivate optimal developmentally
          appropriate learning.

         Assure practices guide the love of learning and passion for excellence.

         Promote safe, healthy & nurturing environments.

         Support collaborative efforts among key constituents.




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                            VALIDATOR’S ROLE AND TRAINING

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Childhood
Development (DECD) relies on a team of trained and certified Validators to help assist and
evaluate programs in the MSDE Accreditation process. These Validators are chosen from a
pool of applicants and represent those early childhood professionals who best represent
Maryland’s commitment to high-quality early childhood practices. DECD identifies Validators
who meet the following qualifications:

      a college/university degree in Early Childhood Education
      five years experience serving children ages birth through eight years in an early
       childhood program
      familiarity with the MSDE Standards for Accreditation and the validation process
      willingness to conduct a validation visit at least two times per year
      extensive background experience in early childhood (public pre-kindergarten,
       kindergarten, center-based child, and Head Start programs),
      strong leadership, written and oral communication skills

Upon submitting an application, resume, and two letters of reference, potential Validators are
invited to attend one of three 3-Day face-to-face training opportunities conducted in
collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. This
Validators Training Institute culminates with an online simulated validation experience and
provides potential Validators with the information and resources they need to reliably complete
three main tasks:

                      Delivering an Orientation Presentation
                      Conducting a Program Improvement Visit
                      Conducting an Accreditation/Validation Visit

Upon successful completion of the Validators Training Institute and the computer-based
assessment, the certified Validators will become part of the larger pool of currently certified
Validators and will be eligible to be assigned Orientation, Program Improvement, or
Accreditation/Validation dates, based on region and availability. It is the expectation of the
Validators Training Institute that all approved Validators conduct at least 2
Accreditation/Validation visits each year. In addition, certified Validators will be expected to
participate in yearly training update sessions, to be conducted online.




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                                         ORIENTATION

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Early Childhood
Development        (DECD)     offers    Orientation     sessions   to     child   care    center
Directors/Administrators/Owners and others interested in becoming accredited or validated.
These Orientation sessions enable programs/centers to understand the expectations and
responsibilities of programs interested in participating in MSDE Accreditation. The Orientation
sessions also give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the accreditation process
and get information to share with their staff members. After the Orientation sessions, programs
are better informed to make decisions about when to begin the accreditation self-study
process.

Attendance at an Orientation session is mandatory for all programs seeking MSDE
Accreditation. MSDE encourages all programs to attend Orientation sessions with interested
staff members; however, attendance by the person who will be in charge of the Accreditation
process is required.

DECD offers regional Orientation sessions that are open to all programs in that area. These
Orientation sessions are conducted by the Accreditation Specialist from MSDE, or by an MSDE
Approved trainer. Programs can look at the OARS Orientation page to identify upcoming dates,
or programs can request an additional date for an Orientation.

All MSDE-certified Validators are able to conduct Orientation sessions for programs interested
in MSDE Accreditation. Validators will be given training and materials during the Validators
Training Institute that will prepare them for delivering the Orientation presentation. Validators
should ensure the following items are established and in place prior to the Orientation date:

The purpose of conducting an Orientation is to share relevant information about the goals and
processes of the MSDE Accreditation Project. Participants in the Orientation may be evaluating
a number of accreditation protocols, or may be just beginning the accreditation consideration
process. The Orientation PowerPoint provides a general overview of the expectations and
procedures surrounding MSDE Accreditation. Upon completion of the Orientation presentation,
participants should be able to share what they’ve learned with their program staff members, and
make an informed decision about when to begin the MSDE Accreditation Process.

During the Validators Training Institute, all Validators will be trained in delivering the Orientation
in a consistent way, and will be given copies of the PowerPoint presentation to be used during
the Orientation. Validators will get electronic copies of all materials and handouts that should be
prepared prior to the scheduled date of the Orientation.

The Validator has several responsibilities throughout the process of Orientation. These
responsibilities include making logistical arrangements with the coordinating host (unless the
training has been set up by MSDE), making arrangements to provide or borrow computer and

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projection equipment, bringing all materials, making copies (or sending forms to be duplicated
by coordinating host), and completing and returning the Sign-in Sheet and the Orientation
Evaluation Survey to MSDE after the Orientation.

PRIOR TO ORIENTATION

Location

Regional meetings scheduled and conducted by the MSDE Accreditation Specialist will be held
in locations identified in each region. Neighboring counties will be invited to attend. A point of
contact (POC) for the meeting will be identified for each location. Local Resource and Referral
agencies are ideal, but may not be suitable. A list of approved locations is found in Resource A
of this document.
Validators who are conducting an Orientation will make arrangements for the location with the
coordinating host. The information needed to contact the coordinating host will be available in
OARS once the Validator has been assigned to conduct that Orientation.

Invitations & RSVP

Validators can use the email invitation that includes an embedded hyperlink to important
documents on the MSDE website. The invitation should be sent at least two weeks in advance
of the scheduled Orientation date to allow time for RSVPs. Validators should make sure to
customize the Invitation for the specific Orientation date, time, location, and contact information.
(Resource B)

Food
The coordinating host or site is responsible for providing food and/or drinks, if desired. The site
is not required to provide food and/or drinks, so Validators are encouraged to bring personal
provisions.


Agenda
Validators can print copies to hand out, or email the Agenda to the participants in advance of
the scheduled Orientation date. (Resource C)

Directions
The Validator should have accurate directions to the site. The coordinating host should provide
directions to the Validator and to other participants. The Validator should consider including
directions on the Invitation.

Allocation of Time
In order to provide maximum participation, it is recommended that events are held in the
evening. This should be mutually agreed upon by the Validator and the coordinating host.

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Coordination with the host will determine the logistical details. The presentation is generally
2 – 2 ½ hours.

Sign-in Sheet
The Validator is required to provide a Sign-in Sheet for all participants. This Sign-in Sheet must
be returned to the MSDE Accreditation Specialist upon completion of the Orientation. Since
Orientations are mandatory, a log of participant attendance is necessary for verification.
(Resource D)

Technology
Validators will have access to the Accreditation Project Orientation PowerPoint presentation.
MSDE currently has a limited number of LCD projectors that can be signed out by certified
Validators, but Validators should be prepared to use their own laptop computers or make
arrangements with the coordinating host to have a laptop, projector, and screen onsite.

Orientation Evaluation Survey
All MSDE Validators are required to have participants complete a survey upon completion of the
presentation. Copies of these feedback forms should be sent along with the Sign-in Sheet to the
MSDE Accreditation Specialist. Results of this survey will be used to make enhancements to
the Orientation process. (Resource E)

Materials
Validators should have or make arrangements to acquire the following materials in advance of
the Orientation presentation:

      Orientation PowerPoint Presentation
      Laptop computer
      LCD Projector
      Screen
      Copies of Agenda (unless being printed by coordinating host)
      Copies of Orientation Evaluation Survey
      Handouts for presentation (includes Staff Orientation materials)
      Sign-In Sheet
      Sample set of Guide and both Instruments

Participants should be asked to bring copies of the appropriate instrument and guide. There
should be at least one copy of each per group of 4 participants.




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THE ORIENTATION PRESENTATION

Validators should use the Orientation PowerPoint presentation provided during the Validators
Training Institute when delivering the Orientation to programs. The purpose of the Orientation
presentation is to provide a consistent overview of the process required so that programs can
make informed decisions about if and when to begin the MSDE Accreditation process. The
Orientation is also intended to give Directors, Accreditation Support Personnel, or other program
leadership the knowledge and materials they need to build an accreditation self-study team and
provide a staff overview of the Accreditation process. The Orientation covers the following
general topic areas:

      What is MSDE Accreditation?
      Who participates in the MSDE Accreditation process?
      What is the timeline for MSDE Accreditation?
      What are the steps in MSDE Accreditation?
      What is a self-study and how is it completed?
      What happens after the Accreditation/Validation Visit?
      Where can programs get additional support/information?



At the end of the Orientation presentation, all participants will be given materials that they can
use to provide additional information about the Accreditation process to their staff members.
These handouts will be provided during the Validators Training Institute.




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                              PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT VISIT

             The Program Improvement Visit takes the place of the pre-validation visit.

All programs are required to have a program improvement visit (PIV) as part of the accreditation
process. Although there is no specified time in the process for the program improvement visit to
take place, it is important that it take place a time in the process during which a program can get
the most out of the visit. It is recommended that the PIV take place no less than 6 months into
the self-study process. During the Orientation presentation, programs will be given additional
guidance to help them decide when to request the program improvement visit. As part of the
Accreditation Project, MSDE will assume the cost of one program improvement visit conducted
by a certified Validator per facility. If a program chooses to seek additional guidance or technical
assistance, they may choose from a list of early childhood consultants. Any technical assistance
beyond the initial Program Improvement Visit should be arranged between the program and the
consultant, and is not a part of the MSDE process.

The Program Improvement Visit gives the program and the Validator the opportunity to evaluate
the program’s progress through the self-study and the program improvement plan. During the
PIV, the Validator should take the time to briefly observe each classroom, review the self-study
documentation, look through binders and materials to be presented (if compiled), and share any
resources or information that the Validator thinks will be useful for the program’s continued
progress. The Validator is responsible for completing the Program Improvement Visit Checklist
(Resource F) during this visit. The purpose of the checklist is to ensure that all relevant program
areas have been identified and discussed, and that at the end of the program improvement visit,
the program staff members have clear recommendations for next steps. Additionally, the
Program Improvement Visit offers the Validator a unique opportunity to share ideas and
information that can help the program implement best practices to better meet the standards
and indicators outlined in the Accreditation Instrument. Staff members should feel free to ask
questions during the Program Improvement Visit. When answering questions, Validators should
refer back to the Standards, Indicators, and Rationale to help programs make decisions and
improvements based on research-based best practices.

The Program Improvement Visit is:


      Required
      A chance for programs to ask questions
      A blend of technical assistance and professional development
      Based on the needs of the program
      The opportunity to get “un-stuck” on any problem areas


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      Designed to help programs maintain forward momentum toward their goal of continuous
       quality improvement

The Program Improvement Visit is not:


      A pre-validation or mini-validation visit
      The first step in the accreditation process
      A one-size-fits-all opportunity
      A review of all documentation
      The time to completely review all documentation

The Program Improvement Visit will be coordinated by the MSDE Accreditation Specialist
through OARS. Once a program determines that they are ready for the PIV, they will submit the
Program Improvement Visit request through OARS. The Accreditation Specialist will identify
Validators to determine availability, and will schedule the Program Improvement Visit. Validators
are permitted to conduct Program Improvement Visits in their own counties. (Note: Validators
are not allowed to conduct Accreditation/Validation visits in their own counties.) Validators will
be given contact information, directions, and the Program Improvement Visit Request form,
which provides some information about the program and their particular needs. Prior to the
Program Improvement Visit, the Validator should review the Program Improvement Visit
Request form to get basic information about the program, and to gain a better understanding of
where the program is in the Accreditation Process. The Validator can use resources found on
the Electronic Learning Community to provide additional information and ideas to programs,
based on their identified needs.

During the Program Improvement Visit, the Director or other lead staff member will give a brief
tour of the facility, provide a copy of the documentation completed thus far (can include self-
study and/or program improvement plan) and then the Validator will spend time observing in
classrooms. It is recommended that the Validator observe in each classroom for 5-10 minutes,
and then identify classrooms in which to spend additional time. The Validator should also ask
the Director if there are particular classrooms that should be observed or that need additional
assistance. After the observation, the Validator and the Director can review any documentation
or progress on the binders. This is also the time for the Director to ask questions about the
process and get guidance on programmatic changes.

Depending on where they are in the Accreditation process, programs might need different types
of professional development and/or technical assistance. Using the information found on the
Program Improvement Visit Request Form and gathered from talking with staff members and
observing in classrooms, Validators should tailor their support to help programs make
programming or process changes based on the best practices. All of the information Validators
provide to programs should be supported by, and supportive of, the standards, indicators, and

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rationale statements in the MSDE Accreditation Instruments. Some examples of support that
can be provided during the Program Improvement Visit include: Offering advice on room
arrangement that is conducive to independent, small group, and whole group learning
opportunities; providing resources on creating a print-rich environment; reviewing lessons plans
to identify ways to better incorporate content areas; suggesting additional items for learning
centers; or working with the Director to identify teachers who could act as mentors or examples
for new staff members.

At the end of the Program Improvement Visit, the Validator should complete, sign, and have the
Director sign a copy of the Program Improvement Visit Checklist. A copy of this form will remain
with the program, and the Validator should upload a copy to OARS (or mail a copy to the MSDE
Accreditation Specialist). The checklist will identify the areas that were touched on during the
Program Improvement Visit, as well as outline any recommendations or suggestions that were
made by the Validator. The Program Improvement Visit Checklist will be available for review by
the Decision Committee. This checklist, as well as discussions with the Validator, should give
the Director valuable information about next steps needed to continue to make quality
improvements in their program, as well as what they should do next in the Accreditation
process.




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                           ACCREDITATION/VALIDATION VISIT

                     Accreditation refers to center based child care centers.

                   Validation refers to pre-k and k programs in public schools.


The Accreditation/Validation Visit marks the culmination of the program’s role in the MSDE
Accreditation process. The visit will be coordinated by the MSDE Accreditation Specialist
through OARS. Once a program determines that they are ready for the Accreditation/Validation
visit, they will submit the Accreditation/Validation Visit request through OARS. A program must
have completed the following in order to schedule the Accreditation/Validation Visit:


      Orientation
      Completed Self-Study
      Program Improvement Visit
      Completed Program Improvement Plan
      Re-evaluation of any indicator rated “N” or “P”
      Updated Self-Study to reflect revised ratings (including dates for indicators now rated “F”
      Completed Accreditation/Validation Visit request form through OARS

The Accreditation Specialist will identify Validators to determine availability, and will schedule
the   Accreditation/Validation     Visit.  Validators    are    not   permitted      to    conduct
Accreditation/Validation Visits in their own counties, or for any program in which they’ve
conducted a Program Improvement Visit and or provided technical assistance. Validators will be
given contact information, directions, and a copy of the program self-study and program
improvement visit, as well as the Accreditation/Validation Visit request form. Prior to the
Accreditation/Validation Visit Visit, the Validator should review the self-study and program
improvement plan.

Depending on the size of the program, Validators will be sent in teams of two or four. Each
Validator will be recording their ratings on their own copy of the master self-study form
completed by the program. It is important for each Validator to capture his or her own
independent ratings and comments for each indicator. The classroom observation portion of the
Accreditation/Validation Visit should take no less than 2 hours total, and will likely take more.
Upon arrival at the program, Validators will split into pairs and choose a random sample of
classrooms to observe. For example, if there are 10 classrooms, 5 for each age range,
Validators will go in pairs to one classroom of each age range. The observation period in any
one classroom should be no less than 20 minutes. Validators will work in pairs to observe the



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same classrooms at the same time. If necessary to facilitate the observation of a classroom in
different settings, any classroom observation time can be broken into two blocks of time.

At the end of the observation period, the Validators should reconvene in a quiet area to review
Program Binders. The binders should be arranged according to the dividers listed in the MSDE
Accreditation Guide. Validators can split up the binder review process, while recording the
appropriate ratings on their individual copies of the self-study. If any Validator has a question
about whether a particular piece of evidence actually supports the indicator or is missing,
Validators should consult with each other during the binder review process. The binder review
process should take no more than 2 hours.

Creating an Agreement Copy

After the Validators have completed their classroom observations and recorded their individual
ratings, and reviewed the binders and recorded their ratings, the Validators should create an
Agreement Copy of the ratings. To create an Agreement Copy, the Validators should discuss
their individual ratings. When they are already in agreement on an indicator, that rating should
go on the Agreement Copy (use the Master Copy of the program’s self-study). When there is a
discrepancy between Validators on a rating, the Validators should discuss the rating and any
pertinent written comments. If necessary, Validators can return to the observed classrooms or
review the information in the binders to come to a common rating. Validators should write any
additional comments about that rating on the Agreement Copy.

Once the Agreement Copy is completed, Validators should fill out the Validation Visit
Clarification of Ratings form (Resource G). The Validation Visit Clarification of Ratings form is
used to record any disagreement between the program’s self-study rating and the Agreement
Copy rating. The Validation Visit Clarification of Ratings form will be shared with the Director
during the Exit Conference. Finally, the Validators should complete the Commendations and
Recommendations form (Resource H).

The Exit Conference

The Exit Conference takes place after the Validators have completed the Agreement Copy and
the Validation Visit Clarification of Ratings form. The Exit Conference takes place with the
Validators and the Director. During the Exit Conference, Validators should briefly thank the
program for their hospitality, give one or two general commendations of the overall program,
and complete the two forms necessary for completion of the Accreditation/Validation Visit:
     Validation Visit Clarification of Ratings form: Director has the opportunity to make a
       written comment about the discrepant rating during the Exit Conference, or within 24
       hours. The Director can upload the form to OARS, or call the MSDE Accreditation
       Specialist for additional assistance.



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      Accreditation/Validation Visit Verification form (Resource I): Validators and Directors
       should sign this form to indicate that the Accreditation/Validation Visit met the outlined
       guidelines. The Director has 24 hours from the time the Accreditation/Validation Visit is
       completed to contact the MSDE Accreditation Specialist with any questions or concerns
       about the visit.

At the end of the Exit Conference, the Validators should inform the Director that the Decision
Committee will make a determination about the program’s accreditation status and will notify the
program within the next 90 days.

Documentation

Upon completion of the Accreditation/Validation Visit, the Validators should upload to OARS (or
mail to the MSDE Accreditation Specialist) the following documentation:
    All Validators’ individual ratings forms
    Agreement Copy of the ratings form (completed on the Master Copy of the program self-
        study)
    Validator’s Commendations and Recommendations Report form
    Validation Visit Clarification of Ratings form
    Accreditation/Validation Visit Verification form
    Consultancy Reimbursement form




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                                      REGIONAL PRESENTATION LOCATIONS

List of locations

A list of approved potential places to conduct Orientations is found on Resource 2: Approved
List of Accessible Facilities for Individuals with Disabilities.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is committed to complying with the
Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to hold a meeting in a facility not listed on the
attachment, you must fill out a copy of the request form included with the Approved List of
Accessible Facilities. Submit the completed form to David Thompson, ADA/504 Coordinator, or
Renee Yarbough, Equity Specialist, in the Equity Assurance and Compliance Branch [on the 6th
floor] of this agency. Your request must be submitted in sufficient time for the facility to be
evaluated prior to our planned use. Planned use of a non-approved facility may result in the
cancellation of the scheduled program.1

          Regions (13)                  Counties included within the region
          Anne Arundel          I
          Baltimore City        II
          Baltimore Co          III
          Prince George         IV
          Montgomery            V
          Howard                VI
          Western MD            VII     Allegany, Garrett, Washington
          Upper Shore           VIII    Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne
          Lower Shore           IX      Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester
          Southern MD           X       Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's
          North Central         XI      Cecil, Harford
          Frederick             XII
          Carroll               XIII


                                                                            Equity Assurance and Compliance Office
                                                                                                    th
                                                                            James L. Tucker, MSDE 6 Floor
                                                                            Coordinator, ADA/504
                                                                             (410) 767-0352
                                                                             jtucker@msde.state.md.us




1
    This paragraph comes directly from James L. Tucker’s memorandum dated September 25, 2010.


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To:             Program Directors/Coordinators/Supervisors/Owners
From:           Joyce Pinkney
                Accreditation Project Specialist
                Division of Early Childhood Development
Date:           July 1, 2010
Re:             Accreditation Project Orientation



                                          Invitation
You are invited to the Division of Early Childhood Development Accreditation Project Orientation which
will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Judy Hoyer Family Learning
Center. This Orientation is open to early child care and education providers in Maryland.

                                   Judy Hoyer Family Learning Center
                                           8908 Riggs Road
                                          Adelphi, MD 20783
                                         Conference Room 107
                                            (301) 408-6860



Please complete and submit the attached RSVP form no later than Friday, August 13, 2010 and return
it to: jpinkney@msde.state.md.us or fax it to 410-333-6226. Appropriate accommodations for
individuals with disabilities are provided upon request. Please use the RSVP form for this purpose. If you
have any questions, please contact Joyce Pinkney at 410-767-4441. We are looking forward to seeing
you at the Accreditation Project Orientation.


                                          Directions
Exit Beltway (495) at New Hampshire Ave./Rt. 650, South towards Takoma Park. Turn left at 4th traffic
light onto Metzerott Rd. Continue on Metzerott Rd. and take 1st right onto Riggs Rd. Continue on Riggs
Rd. to campus on the right, next to Cool Spring Elementary School.


                                           Materials
Please visit the MSDE Accreditation Project to view and download materials prior to the Orientation
presentation.
Guide to MSDE Accreditation
Instrument for Center Based Child Care Programs

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Instrument for Public Pre-K and K Programs
                         The Accreditation Project Orientation

                                         August 19, 2010
                                       6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

                                             Adelphi, MD
                                              RSVP

Name:              _______________________________________
Phone:
Email:
Program/Center:
County:

Check one:
________       I plan to attend the Accreditation Project Orientation

________       I am unable to attend the Accreditation Project Orientation

________       I am unable to attend the Accreditation Project Orientation. I have
               designated Mr./Mrs./Dr. ____________________ to represent me at the
               meeting.



                         Return this RSVP by Friday, August 13, 2010 to:
                                            Joyce Pinkney, Ed.D
                                 Maryland State Department of Education
                                 Division of Early Childhood Development
                                           200 W. Baltimore St.
                                           Baltimore, MD 21201
                                               410-767-4441
                                             Fax: 410-333-6226
                                       jpinkney@msde.state.md.us




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                         Maryland State Department of Education
                         Division of Early Childhood Development

                                Accreditation Project Orientation
                                Regions XII (Frederick) & XIII (Carroll)
                                            June 30, 2010
                                             6:30 – 8:30p


                                             Agenda

Objective: At the end of the Orientation, participants will understand the MSDE Accreditation Project
process.
                      Sign-In Sheet
                      Introduction
                      Presentation
                           o   What is MSDE Accreditation?
                           o   Who participates in the MSDE Accreditation process?
                           o   What is the timeline for MSDE Accreditation?
                           o   What are the steps in MSDE Accreditation?
                           o   What is a self-study and how is it completed?
                           o   What happens after the Accreditation/Validation Visit?
                           o   Where can programs get additional support/information?

                      Next Steps for Program Leadership
                      Questions and Answers
                      Feedback Form




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                                                ORIENTATION
                                                SIGN IN SHEET
                                                 June 30, 2010
                                                  6:30 - 8:30
                                    2150 Old Farm Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
                                                                    Name of
                                                                 program/center
Item   Participant Name                Signature                  Representing    County   Pk /K or CBCC?

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                                   Accreditation Orientation Evaluation
We would appreciate your help as we monitor our program and plan for program improvements. Please
take a moment to complete this survey by marking the box that best represents this experience and adding
any comments. Thank you in advance for your participation.


Your position(s):        Teacher               Director / Owner      County Resource           Other
County of employment:                                                     Date: __________________
                                                                          Excellent    Good       Fair       Poor
                                                                             (4)        (3)       (2)         (1)
With regards to accreditation / validation processes, please rate:        Strongly                         Strongly
                                                                           Agree       Agree    Disagree   Disagree
    1. Presenter(s) appeared well prepared
    2. Presenter(s) appeared knowledgeable about the content
    3. Content was clear
    4. Presentation pacing was appropriate
    5. Presentation methods were appropriate
    6. Program materials were sufficient
    7. As a result of this Orientation, I better understand how to
       proceed with implementing accreditation/validation at my
       program/center
    8. Adequacy of prior communication and information access and/
       or availability by MSDE
    9. I would recommend this training to others

Please provide feedback for questions below.
    1.                                                                                                                W
         hat information is most beneficial?


    2.                                                                                                                W
         hat information could be enhanced / modified?


    3.                                                                                                                I
         still have questions about the following:


Other comments/feedback:




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                                                                                Date of:
                                                                                   Program Improvement Visit
                                    Program Improvement Visit
To be completed by Program Director/Administrator prior to the Program Improvement Visit.
Program Name:
Program Address:
                                                                          County:
Director’s Name:                                                          Phone:
Email:

 Review the following steps in the Accreditation Process. Check if you have completed the step.
                                                Not Started               In Progress             Completed
Program Self-Appraisal

Binder Organization

Program Improvement Plan (PIP)

Improvements based on PIP
          Items for Review                               Comments
         Self-Appraisal
         Program Improvement Plan
         Binders
         Key Instructional Areas
                      Lesson Plans, Word walls, or
                      Other areas of Best Practice
 Program Questions:




Recommendations for Next Steps:




Additional Comments:




Program Director Signature                                                  Date

Program Improvement Visit Validator                                         Date



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                                  Program Improvement Visit

To be completed by Program Improvement Visit Validator upon completion of the Program Improvement Visit.

Name: ________________________________________________

County: _______________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________

Review the following steps in the Accreditation Process. Check if the program has completed the step. Circle
if the program is in process on the step. Leave blank if the program has not started the step.

                       Program Self-Study ______      Binder Organization ______

      Program Improvement Plan _____       Improvements based on Program Improvement Plan ______




 Note: Please leave one signed copy of this form with the program. The master copy of this form
 must be uploaded to OARS or mailed to the MSDE Accreditation Specialist.

 Use this space for any additional comments or questions:




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                                 Validation Visit Verification Form
                                                                  School Administrator
Program_____________________________________                      Director___________________________________
Address______________________________________________County______________________________
City ________________________________________ State _______________                    Zip code ______________
Phone ________________________ Fax ____________________ EMAI_____________________________

Directions: The director/school administrator and validator(s) initial each procedure listed below to verify that
it was properly followed. At the end of the visit, the director/school administrator and validator(s) sign the
form verifying that all procedures were properly followed. Leave a photocopy at the site.


                     VALIDATION PROCEDURE PROPERLY FOLLOWED
                                                                        Director/School Administrator   Validator

 The validator met with the director/school administrator to
 review the validation tasks and his or her plans for the day.
 The validator observed those areas of the program in which
 activities are provided for prekindergarten, kindergarten, center-
 based, and Head Start children.

 The validator’s observation of the program lasted at least 2
 hours.

 The validator was provided with required written documentation
 necessary to rate indicators in all Standards categories.

 The validator verified ratings for program continuity by walking
 through other age/grade levels, reviewing documentation, and
 interviewing the director/school administrator. (if applicable)


 The validator and/or director/school administrator provided
 written justification or rationale for any indicator rated different
 from the self-appraisal team’s rating.

 The director/school administrator was provided with a written
 record of the validator’s comments. (The Validation Visit
 Clarification of Ratings Form, Appendix O)




 ______________________________________________________                 ______________________________________


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Signature of Director/School Administrator    Date            Signature of Validator   Date




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             VALIDATION VISIT CLARIFICATION OF RATINGS FORM
Directions: This form is to be completed by the Validators prior to the exit conference if there are differences between
the program’s and the Agreement Copy ratings. The Validators share this form with the program staff during the exit
conference and provide an opportunity for the program to justify the difference in its rating. The Validators record the
program’s comments. At the conclusion of the visit, the Validators and the director/school administrator sign the form.
Leave a photocopy of this form at the site.

Program: ______________________________________________________________________

Signature of Director/SchoolAdministrator/Date:_____________________________________

Signature of Validator/Date: ______________________________________________________
 NO DIFFERENCES IN RATINGS.

Standard/
Indicator                           Rating                                           Comments

                                      N        P       F     P
                     Program


                     Validator                               V

                     Program          N        P       F     P



                     Validator                               V

                     Program          N        P       F     P



                     Validator                               V

                                      N        P       F     P
                     Program


                     Validator                               V

                     Program          N        P       F     P



                     Validator                               V




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                       VALIDATORS COMMENDATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT FORM

PROGRAM ____________________________________VALIDATION VISIT DATE __________

VALIDATOR _____________________________________________________CONTACT #________________

Directions: Complete this report form off-site, after the visit. Summarize the comments noted in the Instrument for Self-Appraisal
and Validation in the spaces below. Supply at least three commendations for each focus area. Please provide additional comments
on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to this form. Submit this report form with the additional required documents to MSDE .

COMMENDATIONS (Please provide three or more comments for each focus area.)

STANDARDS/
                   Program Administrator
INDICATORS
REFERENCE
                   1.
                   2.
                   3.

                   Program Operation
                   1.
                   2.
                   3.

                   Home and Community Partnership
                   1.
                   2.
                   3.


RECOMMENDATIONS
 STANDARDS

 INDICATORS
 REFERENCE

 (Please supply)




GENERAL COMMENTS:




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                                         Consultant Reimbursement Form
BILL FOR CONSULTATION SERVICES (Please complete all items found on this page.)
This document should be completely filled out by the Consultant.
      The “Client” is MSDE. This information should be pre-populated by MSDE.
      Date(s) of service: Include all dates for the single event.
      Complete information as requested.
             o Services Rendered: Add title description. Then complete cost total.
             o Transportation: Verify transportation mileage. Enter toll amount. (Please note that toll receipt must accompany
                  this invoice in order to be paid.) Calculate roundtrip (if appropriate). State mileage is .50
             o Other: See invoice notation
      Consultant’s social security number is critically important and cannot be processed without it. Consultant may use a federal
        identification number (FEIN) instead of a SSN.
      Enter total Payment due.
         Please note: Complete all line items i.e. “other” or “tolls” even if it is not utilized. Only one event per submission. Do not
        combine different events.
EXPENSE REPORT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES (Please complete all items found on this page.)
This document should be completed by the Consultant and MSDE.
      MSDE: Verify and/or add information to include previous “Bill for Consultant Services”
      Consultant add and review:
            o FEE/STIPEND (Rate Agreed on Contract)
                    a. No. Days: Individual. Then Total.
                    b. Rate Per Day. Individual. Then Total.
                    c. Amount Total. Sub-total all. Then Total.

              o   TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN
                     a. Transportation Between: Be sure to add the Point of Origin (city) & Point of Destination (city) i.e.
                         Columbia, MD & Baltimore, MD
                     b. Automobile: Miles. Individual. Amount. Sub-total. Then Total.
                     c. Under “Public”- the value should remain empty or $0.00

              o   OTHER (Parking, Tolls, etc.)
                     a. Parking: Individual. Amount. Sub-total. Then Total.
                     b. Tolls: Include ONLY if accompanied by receipt(s).

        TOTAL (Complete)
        Consultant Only: “Certified just and correct and payment not received” statement - sign and complete all information
         below. Payment will not be initiated without it.
        Miscellaneous:
             o Contract No: Enter: Services date i.e. “2January 2010”
             o Meals: The Accreditation Project does not pay for meals. Values in each column should remain empty or $0.00
              o   Hotel: The Accreditation Project does not pay for accommodations. Values in each column should remain empty or
                  $0.00
        “Approved” - leave blank.


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    “Recommend for Payment” - leave blank.
        “Purpose” - add purpose and location i.e. “Validation – Brookhill Preschool”




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                                                        MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                                      200 WEST BALTIMORE STREET
                                                                       BALTIMORE, MD 21201-2595
                                                                                                                       CONTRACT NO. _________________
EXPENSE REPORT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES FROM __________________ TO __________________
Division/Office: Division of Early Childhood Development / Early Learning

                                                                                                                                              OTHER
                          FEE/STIPENDD                  TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN                                                            (Parking, Tolls,
                                                                                                          MEALS
                     (Rate Agreed on Contract)          ____________ & ____________                                            HOTEL
                                                                                                                                               etc.)
  ATE                                                                                                                          (Attach                       TOTAL
                                Rate                                         Automobile
                     No.                                    Public                            Breakfast    Lunch     Dinner    Receipt)
                                Per       Amount                             ($.50/mile)                                                  Nature   Amount
                     Days                                                                      ($7.50)    ($9.50)   ($21.00)
                                Day                   Nature     Amount   Miles      Amount

                      1                 $175.00




APPROVED:                                                                                       CERTIFIED JUST AND CORRECT AND PAYMENT NOT RECEIVED
                            Person Responsible for Consultant                 Date              SIGNED                                          ____
RECOMMEND                                                                                       PRINT NAME                                                   ____
FOR PAYMENT
                                                                                                MAILING ADDRESS                                     ___________
                                Assistant State Superintendent                Date
                                                                                                                                                             ____

PURPOSE                                                                                         SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
ADM 02600 06-07/92                                                                              OR FEDERAL I.D. NUMBER                                       ____

                                                                                                                                                               2010
                                    Bill for Consultation Services

Name:
Title:
Address:
Telephone:
Email Address:


Client:      Maryland State Department of Education
             Attn: Early Childhood Accreditation Facilitator
             Division of Early Childhood Development
             Early Learning Branch, 10th Floor
             200 West Baltimore Street
             Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Date(s) of service: ______________ Name of Program/School: __________________________

                                                                               Services Rendered: _____ day(s)
                 @ $175 per day = $__________.
                                                                                       Subtotal

                Transportation (mileage)                 ___________ x .50 per mile = $__________.
                                                             No. of miles                   Subtotal


                Tolls (if applicable) _______________ = $ __________.
                                                       Amount               Subtotal



Total Payment due:       $____________________. (Total must match “Expense Report” total)
                          (Services, transportation, and tolls)


Please remit payment to:
Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code:      __________________________________________________
Social Security Number: __ __ __ - __ __ - __ __ __ __

Signature: _______________________ Date: _____________

                                          Fill out this form in its entirety
                     Submit this form with the “Expense Report for Consultant Service Form”


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All toll expenses must be accompanied by a receipt. Receipts must be attached to an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper with your
                                         name and social security number.




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                                          Accreditation Glossary
Accreditation: The process of certifying that a program is employing high quality processes and procedures in
delivering early care and education based on a set of published standards. Although many professional
organizations accredit early care and education programs, currently Maryland recognizes accreditation by the
following accrediting bodies:
      American Montessori Internationale/USA (AMI/USA)
      American Montessori Society (AMS)
      Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS)
      Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA)
      Middle States Commission – Early Ages (MSCES-Early Years)
      Middle States Commission of Elementary Schools (MSCES)
      National Accreditation Commission (NAC)
      National Afterschool Association (NAA)
      National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
      National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
      National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)

Accredited Program: A center-based or home-based child care program that holds a current certificate of
accreditation from an approved accrediting organization.

Accreditation Self-study (or Self-Appraisal): A systematic comprehensive self-assessment for the purposes of
determining program strengths, weaknesses, and improvement goals and in preparation for an external program
evaluation.

Accreditation Standards: Established criteria for birth through eight child care programs that encompass
administration, operations, education, environment, relationships, and home and community partnerships as
benchmarks for high-quality care and education.

Action Plan (or Program Improvement Plan): A written plan for improving or enhancing program areas based
on strengths and weaknesses identified during the self-study process. This written plan should include clear
outcomes, resources, and timeline for completion.

Anti-bias Practices: Practices which encourage an environment of inclusion and mutual respect towards
individuals regardless of race, ability, gender, culture and religion. Anti-bias curriculum includes teaching and
learning about differences and similarities between race, culture, gender identity, while resisting stereotyping and
discriminatory behavior.

Assessment: Tools for measuring achievement or progress. An assessment system can encompass a variety of
assessment tools.
        Child assessment: Measuring a child’s progress through commercial assessment systems (i.e. Work
           Sampling System), or through informal assessment practices including developmental checklists,
           anecdotal records, observations as part of a portfolio.
        Program assessment: Tools designed to measure the progress of a program, (i.e., the Program
           Assessment Scale).
        Rating scales: Reliable measures of assessing classroom environment and/or teacher-child
           interactions (i.e., ERS series of Environmental Ratings Scales, or the CLAS).

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Center Based Child Care (CBCC): Programs that are licensed as child care centers.

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential: An early care and education credential administered by the
Council for Professional Recognition

Confirmed Non-Compliance2: Non-compliance with COMAR (regulations governing regulated child care in
Maryland) is a conclusion reached by the fact-finder (the licensing specialists) that a violation of COMAR has
occurred. This conclusion of non-compliance is a result of a thorough investigation conducted by the licensing
specialist and is supported by findings of fact that substantiate the violation.

Confirmed serious violations: Licensing violations that pose serious risk to children.

Credential: Certified demonstration of early child care and education information on state health, safety,
education, policies, procedures, and regulations. The Maryland Child Care Credential Program is regulated under
COMAR 13A.14.09.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP): Research-based care and instructional practices that
acknowledge the differing needs and development of all children and strategies and practices that support optimal
development based on each child’s individual needs.

Developmentally Appropriate Lesson Plans: Lesson plans that reflect developmentally appropriate practices,
including differentiation for individual needs, representation of strategies and practices that support optimal
development for each child.

Discipline Policy: A written and established policy that outlines a program’s methods for managing behaviors.
Inappropriate methods of discipline are outlined in the MSDE Child Care Rules

Diversity: Differences that exist between and among individuals. Diversity factors include, but are not limited to
race, ethnicity, region, religion, gender, language, socioeconomic status, age, and individuals with disabilities.

Division of Early Childhood Development (DECD): A division within the Maryland State Department of
Education developed to assist, monitor and develop policies, education, facilities and general child care for infants
and children birth to preschool.

English Language Learners: ESL (English as a second language), ESOL (English for speakers of other
languages), and EFL (English as a foreign language) all refer to the use or study of English by speakers with a
different native language. These terms are most commonly used in relation to teaching and learning English, but
they may also be used in relation to demographic information.

Family Involvement Activities: Program activities created to encourage family participation in program events.

Field Trips: Organized, supervised opportunities for children to venture away from the child care program and
experience a different setting.
Healthy Beginnings: Supporting Development and Learning from Birth through 3 Years of Age: A set of
developmental and learning guidelines developed to ensure that the people who care for infants and young
children have the knowledge and resources to support and encourage children during the ongoing process of
growth and learning.


2
 NOTE: The Office of the Attorney General recommends replacing the term “substantiated” with “confirmed” whenever and wherever
possible. The term “substantiated” is used by CPS, not OCC. When discussing confirming outcomes, encourage members of the
Maryland child care community to use the word “confirmed” to avoid confusion and allow consistent terminology.


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Improvement plan (see Action Plan): A written plan for improving or enhancing program areas based on
strengths and weaknesses identified during the self-study process. This written plan should include clear
outcomes, resources, and timeline for completion.

Infants and Toddlers: Children from birth through eighteen months (infants) and eighteen to twenty-four months
(toddlers).

Intentional Planning: Provisions for the development and planning of opportunities and experiences based on
needs of individuals and groups, and connections between children’s interests and learning experiences.

Lead Teacher: The individual who has overall program or classroom responsibility for children enrolled in the
setting.

Learning: Learning is acquiring new knowledge, skills, or behaviors. Influences on learning can include prior
experiences, environment, biology, and relationships.

Literacy/Language Opportunities – A variety of activities offered to children throughout the day to promote
language and pre-reading skills, including reading, writing, music, drama, and listening

Maryland Accreditation: The process of undertaking and achieving accreditation through the Maryland State
Department of Education (MSDE Accreditation).

Maryland Child Care Credential Program3 (or Maryland Credential Program) – The program recognizes child
care providers who go beyond the requirements of Maryland state licensing and registration regulations. There
are six credential levels and four administrator levels, each one recognizing a child care provider’s achievement of
a specified number of training hours, years of experience and professional activities.

Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) – An assessment and instructional system designed to provide
parents, teachers, and early childhood providers with a common understanding of what children know and are
able to do upon entering school.

Mission statement: A formal, brief, written statement of the purpose of a program or organization. It guides the
action of the organization, articulates its overall goal, and provides a sense of direction.

National Accreditation – National early child care and education entities that serve as accrediting bodies, early
child care advocates and informational resources.
Observation Documentation: Written notes that accompany observations of children in care. Observations
should include behaviors, actions, and reactions that are observed, but should avoid making inferences or
judgments.
Parent Conferences: Planned opportunities for family members and program staff to discuss a child’s
development, strengths, goals, or areas of need, and formulate a plan.

Parent/Family Resources: A collection of books, articles and other materials that parents can access at the child
care program. Examples include: articles, emails, newsletters, parent education workshop, and family programs.

Parent Handbook: A handbook that includes program/center policies, procedures, and expectations, guidelines
for children within the program/center, and general information about the program/center designed to assist
children and their families.


3
  Participating providers seek to complete training in topic areas to develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide the highest
quality care for the children and families they serve. Although the Maryland Child Care Credential is a voluntary program, all regulated
family child care providers and child care center staff are eligible and encouraged to participate.

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Parent Survey: A tool used to measure the level of satisfaction parents have with all or part of the program their
child(ren) attend.

Philosophy Statement: A philosophy statement is a clear, concise statement of a program’s beliefs and
principles.

Professional Development Plan: A detailed outline articulating an individual’s intended progress towards
completion and maintenance of an early child care credential, degree and/or necessary certification(s).

Professional Development Plan Form – A plan of achievement for each teacher that provides an overview of
the educator’s academic intention and includes other professional training such as CPR and First Aid. This plan is
generally aligned with a credentialing program and is maintained in the staff file.

Program Goals – A specific set of defined outcomes that a program has set to achieve that are aligned with the
information gathered through self-study.

Portfolio: An organized collection of artifacts or work samples that presents an individual's educational progress.

Schedule of Activities (Daily Schedule) – A posted daily schedule of activities that all children will participate in
on a daily basis. The schedule should include indoor and outdoor time, a variety of instructional grouping,
activities for children with different learning styles, and a wide variety of content.


School Curriculum: A set of planned activities and assessments, usually revolving around a theme or themes
that a program uses to teach skills, activities, and behaviors.

Self-Assessment/Self-Evaluation – A process of self reflection to refine practices toward program improvement
and the provision of high quality care.

Seven Domains of Learning – Categories of learning process are proposed and described, as: motor skills,
verbal information, intellectual skills, cognitive strategies, and attitudes.
          a) Personal and Social Development
          b) Language and Literacy
          c) Mathematical Thinking
          d) Scientific Thinking
          e) Social Studies
          f) The Arts
          g) Physical Development

Social/Emotional Domain: The area of human development marked by self-awareness, self-concept and
interaction with peers and adults.

Staff Handbook: A handbook that includes the policies and guidelines for staff members employed within the
program, including policies regarding health and safety, professionalism, and continuing education.

Staff Performance Evaluation: An opportunity for a supervisor to meet with a staff member and provide written
feedback on his/her job performance.

Transition: Changes a child makes or faces during the course of his/her educational session, day, program, and
year. Children can transition from classroom to classroom, home to child care program, child care program to
school.

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Transition Plan: A written plan for making graduated changes between caregivers, classrooms, and/or programs
that can be shared with teachers, parents, and children.

Written Daily Communication: Communication between caregiver and family members that includes information
about daily routines (eating, napping, toileting, etc.) and any additional pertinent information about the child’s day.

Word Wall: A posted list of words that are prominently displayed at the child’s level, can be used in conversation
or in writing, are developmentally appropriate, and provide visual reminders of meaning.




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CONTACT INFORMATION


        Valerie Kaufmann
   Early Learning Branch Chief
   Valeriek@msde.state.md.us



           Joyce Pinkney
   jpinkney@msde.state.md.us
  MSDE Accreditation Specialist
200 W. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor
       Baltimore, MD 21201
       (410) 767-4441 office
     (410) 333-6226 facsimile



      Bonita Winchester-Bey
  Early Learning Branch Support
       (410) 767-0660 office
 Bwinchester@msde.state.md.us




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