MA-10 Demonstrates the ability to effectively administer early care and education programs by engaging staff in working toward a shared vision for the program and its role within the community.
MA-11 Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage the early care and education program by evaluating the program and all its components and using this evaluation to change and improve the program.
MA-12 Demonstrates the ability to work with others by working with and contributing to Board development in organizations that have Boards; developing Parent Advisory Groups where applicable.
MA-13 Demonstrates the ability to effectively administer early care and education programs by planning and implementing age appropriate curriculum, regularly communicating with and involving staff and families, providing nutrition and food service management, and by recruiting and enrolling children and families.
MA-14 Demonstrates the ability to effectively administer early care and education programs by maintaining fiscal records with evidence of long-range budgeting and sound financial planning.
MA-15 Demonstrates the ability to maintain and develop the facility by establishing procedures to monitor and correct in order to maintain compliance with all applicable codes, maintain all equipment to ensure safe working conditions, and establish and maintain safe security practices for children, staff and families.
MA-16 Demonstrates appropriate record keeping skills by ensuring that all records kept on the program and related operations such as attendance of staff and children, food program records, confidential personnel files, and board or advisory group meeting minutes are maintained.
MA-17 Demonstrates the ability to .use all available resources to ensure an effective operation as demonstrated by providing age appropriate materials and equipment, working with community resources, creating.an inclusive environment for children with special needs and identifying and reporting abused, neglected or deprived children..
MA-18 Demonstrates the ability to develop and implement strategies for management by building teamwork and participation of staff, adhering to adult learning styles when planning staff training, making effective use of time and resources, and engaging in short term problem solving and long term planning.
MA-19 Demonstrates knowledge of childcare policies and procedures by adhering to the legal and other regulatory systems that guide Alabama’s Early Childhood Programs.
MA-20 Demonstrates knowledge of the importance of child care policies. and procedures by planning and implementing program policies and procedures, including establishment of personnel policies, individual job descriptions and staff development and evaluation plans.
MA-21 Demonstrates knowledge of program policies and procedures by planning and implementing strategies to communicate program policies and procedures to staff, families and communities.
MA-22 Demonstrates the ability to supervise staff effectively by planning and implementing a program of personnel management and·staff development that includes planning and facilitating staff meetings, in-service training and professional development.
MA-23 Demonstrates the ability to develop program staff by implementing procedures for recruiting, hiring, orienting, retaining and terminating staff members.
MA-24 Demonstrates knowledge of staff development by planning and implementing in- service training programs that motivate staff and model leadership/advocacy roles for early care and education personnel.
MA-25 Demonstrates the ability to ensure continual and consistent staff development and growth by observing classroom teachers (in the areas of learning environment, equipment and materials, program structure, activities and experiences, interactions among children and adults, individualization, active learning and parent involvement) and giving feedback, evaluating staff and planning for each staff member’s professional development.
MA-26 Demonstrates staff support and development by effectively and consistently communicating with staff members to encourage growth and change.
MA-27 Demonstrates knowledge of the team process by informing others and by assuming the administrative role in facilitation of the team process.