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Getting Ready for the Business Administration Scale (BAS)

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This version of the module is for non-Illinois residents only. If you are an Illinois resident, please locate the ExceleRate IL version of this module in our Store Front.

This module must be completed in 90 days from the date of purchase.

This online module is designed to provide you with an overview of the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS). Learn how formal assessment of your business and professional practices can help you identify program strengths and target areas for improvement. You will spend time exploring what each item of the BAS measures, have the opportunity to practice scoring, prep for a formal assessment, and learn how to use the BAS to create a program improvement plan.

You will earn 5.0 Professional Development clock hours upon successful completion of this module.

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The objectives of this module will help you:

  • Understand the rationale for focusing on the quality of business and professional practices
  • Learn how using a formal assessment tool helps you make good decisions based on data
  • Understand the content of the BAS
  • Learn how to score the BAS
  • Prepare for a formal BAS assessment
  • Learn how to use data from a BAS assessment to create a quality improvement plan

Additional Information
While you do not need to purchase the BAS book to complete this module, you may find it helpful to have one as a resource as you participate in this module.

BAS books can be purchased from several vendors, which you will find listed on the
McCormick Center website.

If you are purchasing a BAS book, be sure to order the most recent edition, which looks like this image.

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