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How should a Program Director at a facility document completion of Leadership training for Standard 4.3.4? What if I completed a college course on program administration instead of the MRTQ PDN training?

Aug 16, 2023 | Rising Stars

The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that at least one individual in a program leadership position has training or college course work addressing leadership, management, and/or program administration skills. Programs will self-report their documentation for this requirement.

Individuals can self-report completion of the MRTQ PDN Child Care Leadership Institute training(s) with a certificate or copy of their Professional Development Profile (PDP) OR completion of a college course(s) that covers these topics with a transcript.

Comparable college course work will cover some or all of the following subjects:

  • Legal and compliance requirements related to:
    • Maine’s Employee Rights
    • Sexual harassment
    • Worker’s compensation and risk management
    • Hiring process, including recruitment strategies
    • Child Care Licensing Rules
  • Developing written policies and procedures
  • Working with staff, including hiring, performance evaluations, giving feedback, and conflict resolution
  • Reflective practice and leadership self-assessment
  • Relationships, communication, and engagement with families
  • NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Advocacy
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Marketing and fundraising strategies

Comparable college coursework should roughly equate to at least a 30-hour training. Monitoring of this requirement will occur during on-site visits conducted by the Office of Child and Family Services.

As always, please reach out to risingstarsforme@maine.edu with questions.