Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

Program Administration Scale

How the Program Administration Scale (PAS) is used in the State of Oklahoma:

Program Evaluation:
The Program Administration Scale is an approved program evaluation assessment tool approved by Oklahoma DHS, Child Care Services.

Leadership Academy:

The University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development, offers leadership training and technical assistance through Leadership Academy I. The Leadership Academy was developed specifically for early childhood program administrators, directors, and managers. Participants meet one full day a month for training on the leadership skills necessary to enhance the quality of care in Oklahoma. Session topics include communication, team building, ethics, leadership traits/behaviors/characteristics, advocacy, mentoring, coping with change, discipline, and other leadership topics. 
Early childhood administrators enrolled in Leadership Academy I must participate in a pre- and-post Program Administration Scale (PAS) assessment. The pre-assessments are conducted during the six-month program. Post-assessments are done 12 months after completing the training. Upon request, we will also provide technical assistance. Data is collected and correlated for future research projects focusing on sustaining quality in our early childhood programs.

For more information about the 2nd edition of the Program Administration scale click here to go to the McCormick Center web page.


For more information contact:

Jen Murphy

The University of Oklahoma

Center for Early Childhood Professional Development


10/14/22 - JM

1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
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