The Director Credential Program is divided into 5 Sessions each containing 2 distinct units of study. Each session is approximately 4 hours long. Participants can sign up for individual sessions or complete all 5 Sessions and the Test/Praxis to earn their Director Credential. (45 contact hours/45 CEU's)
Participants have the option to convert their 20 contact hours/2 CEUs for attendance of Session A-E and completion of their tests, into 45 contact hours/4.5 CEUs and the NICCM “National Administrator’s Credential” (NAC). This will require receiving a grade of at least an 80% on the test for each unit (to be turned in prior to leaving each session) and a minimum of 80% for the Praxis. Students will be assigned a “mentor” for the program and will be given up to 6 months to complete the written work & documentation. The Praxis is divided up into 20 documentation, evaluation and/or related activities. Each unit has 2 Praxis items attached to it and each of the praxis items are rated at 1.25 hours/.125 CEUs based on the estimated and previously documented amount of time that those activities will take.
An optional Praxis Tutoring Session is also provided to help participants be prepared for their Praxis prior to arriving. The Tutoring Session will also help them understand and get immediate help with the activities of their praxis. Participants who sign up for this session will be given a pre-conference documentation activity list that they will be able to work on prior to coming to event. At the event, they will have an opportunity to discuss their Praxis directly with their assigned mentor (all participants are assigned a mentor but customarily do not have access to the Mentor until days or weeks after the event is over.) The session can streamline the process of completing the Praxis by allowing participants to attend the sessions with a pre-understanding of the Praxis activities. This enables them to understand the necessary components prior to the discussion during the daily sessions and allows them to work on them during breaks and in the evenings. This is a great option for participants who are under a time crunch for receiving their NAC or who are busy working adults. This Tutoring Session is modeled after seminar based accelerated college and Master’s level programs.
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HandPrint Products was formed by Bradley Smith to handle his growing line of products that had been created as a support Director's and Teachers in the Early Childhood Education field. Currently HandPrint Products has a child care training video(DVD) series consisting of 50 titles, a policy and procedure system consisting of 7 manuals, books and other products including his top selling “101 Learning and Transition Activities” book.
The HandPrint Purchasing Cooperative was formed in 1998 to create purchasing power among centers in the early education industry. The current products availble include the Mahar manufacturing line of early education furniture as well as some consumable items such as diaper changing gloves. The HandPrint Purchasing Coop currently does not require an annual membership fee and provides an opportunity to purchase needed items below retail prices. We are constantly looking for ways to save you money. Contact Us for a quote or for more information and begin saving money immediately!
During the past decade, Bradley Smith has lead HandPrint Productions to become the leader in consulting in childcare business practices. This includes: fiscal management, enrolment management, marketing, human resource, small business issues and leadership. In addition the services include help with specific issues concerning handling sensitive issues to avoid fall-out or minimize the likelihood of litigation. Currently consulting services are available including: on demand, monthly access, 30 day, long distance, on-site and extended services. In addition career and business coaching and mentoring services are also available. Contact us for more information or to schedule a consult. We guarantee your satisfaction!