Core Knowledge Area: Program Management
Competency B: Demonstrates knowledge of licensing standards and components of quality
identified by national accreditation.
Professional Level of Competence
I. At the AWARENESS level, the Early Childhood Professional:
! Recognizes and complies with legal and regulatory program requirements.
! Uses the expertise of licensing consultants to obtain clarification of the rules.
! Observes the basic elements of quality program models.
II. At the DEVELOPING level, the Early Childhood Professional:
! Understands and practices all legal and regulatory mandates related to program
! Identifies components of quality and best practices in program models.
! Participates in a program self-study using accreditation criteria.
III. At the ACHIEVING level, the Early Childhood Professional:
! Oversees and supports the staff in maintaining compliance with regulatory mandates
for the program.
! Describes and implements components of quality and best practice in program
! Recommends program changes to meet the accreditation criteria.
! Seeks and/or maintains the accreditation of a program.
IV. At the EXTENDING level, the Early Childhood Professional:
! Critiques regulatory mandates as they relate to best practices.
! Evaluates a program based on accreditation criteria and procedures.
! Mentors other programs considering accreditation.
! Networks and builds community support for quality programming.
V. At the ADVANCED level, the Early Childhood Professional:
! Advocates for changes in regulatory policies, when necessary, to promote high quality
programs for children.
! Advocates for high quality accredited programs for children and families at the local,
state and national levels.
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