This Bright from the
Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning workshop equips
participants with child care program planning and administration knowledge and
skills including licensing, legal issues, developmentally appropriate
practices, marketing, budget, facilities management, staff development,
parental/community relations, ethics, professionalism, diversity and more… The
course may be completed online or face-to-face classroom. Participants
must demonstrate an application of effective behaviors and practices that
support proficiency in all of the Georgia School Keys of Excellence. Course
assessments utilize the Georgia Leader Keys Performance Appraisal System leading
to individual professional growth goals. Performance-based assignments are
connected to individual professional growth goals and lead to growth in
principal competencies; situational appraisal, decision analysis, analysis and
utilization of data for maximizing student achievement, standards-based
instruction, relationship development, leading change, effective school
operations, etc. The Director’s Training/Educational Leadership program rule
requires that a state approved professional program offer a preparation program
described in the program planning forms, catalogs, and syllabi that conforms to
the Common Core Knowledge Standards listed in the preparation rule 505-3-.58.
The following indicators of these standards and elements are offered to better clarify
the scope of the standards and elements. All of the Core Knowledge Standards
must be addressed at the knowledge level, at a minimum, in the program. All
standards and elements must also be demonstrated through performance based
Administrative Learning Objectives and
Demonstrate the skills
necessary to coordinate an effective child development program. ADM-1
the ability to develop (business, personnel and parent/child) policies and
procedures and effectively communicate them to parents, staff and
– Complete a feasibility study and plan
marketing their program in the community at large. ADM-3
– Demonstrate knowledge of employment
developing personnel policies, systems, and the ability to articulate the
rights of the employee and the rights of the employer. ADM-4
– Demonstrate knowledge of facility
regulations which meet state and national safety standards. ADM-5
– Demonstrate legal knowledge regarding regulatory standards, custody issues,
mandated reporting, confidentiality,
labor, and anti-discrimination laws. ADM-6
– Acquire public relation skills and
develop community collaboration. ADM-7
– Develop a financial plan including
budget and three year projection, in addition to reviewing various accounting
– Develop relationships with organizations
which encourage professional development and a long term professional
development plan. Programs will meet
accreditation standards for NAEYC and ACSI. ADM-9
Programs which use
the model provided will be structured to meet national health and safety
standards as well as the accreditation standards of The Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS), The National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC) and the Association of Christian Schools International
(please download the form above or email the instructor for a form at
(deadline postmarked on or before 30 business days prior to the workshop)
Summer session July 25-28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fall session September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in Registration (deadline postmarked
5-29 business days
prior to the workshop)
Director or Administrative Assistant attends the same session half price with the
paid advance registration of a Director
Registration fee $25 for fees paid after the 5 day pre-registration
includes a Director's Training manual and valuable forms.
The workshop is based
upon the following textbook: Click, Phyllis. Administration of Schools
for Young Children. 7th ed. Albany, NY:
Delmar Publishers. Participants are advised to purchase a copy.
Substitutions may be
made up to two days prior to the session.
If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the
classroom workshop or prior to logging into the online version, your
registration fee will be refunded less a $30 service charge.
Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing (email
acceptable). Registration may be
transferred to a later session date once.
No refunds will be allowed after the registration deadline (5 days
prior) or logging into the online classroom.
See the online refund policy below
Tax Deduction: The
expenses incurred for ongoing professional development are tax deductible, when
completed to maintain or improve professional skills. Your accountant can provide
Credit card and debit
card payments are accepted.
Make checks payable
to: Penn Consulting or Althea Penn
to: Althea Penn, Educational Consultant
P. O. Box 392006 Snellville, GA 30039
you are registering as a walk-in, you may wish to call prior
to the session to confirm slot availability and to receive information
regarding schedule or location changes.
us at penntraining @yahoo.com to receive directions and a list of area hotels.
interested in accreditation need
the following supplies:
2 - 2” Presentation
Binder/Notebook and 12 Section Divider Tabs
Folders (12), Portable File Folder Bin and File Folder Labels
Participants must complete the entire 40 clock hours of training
(including the 10 hours of practical applications) in order to be awarded
a certificate. Otherwise tardiness and
absences are deducted from the 40 hours.
Facilitator: Althea has a passion
for excellence in early childhood
development programs and their availability to every child. She is an amazing
presenter with over eighteen
years of experience in educational administration. She holds a National
Credential, a Master’s degree in Education Administration and an
undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership. She is a Child Development
Development Specialist for the national CDA credential. She has written several
state approved training curriculums and has facilitated numerous adult
education courses, conferences and seminars. She is an enthusiastic independent
consultant, helping child care programs obtain licensing and perform
institutional assessments which lead to accreditation. She will share real-life
program management and development.
Order your copy of the textbook Effective Planning and Administering of Programs for Young