Program Administration Scale (PAS) (2nd edition)
May 1, 2015


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Research consistently finds that high-quality administrative practices are crucial for ensuring beneficial results for children and families. Without systems in place at the organizational level, supportive teacher-child interactions and stimulating learning environments at the classroom level cannot be achieved or sustained.

This valuable tool includes 25 items clustered in 10 subscales, which measure both leadership and management functions of center-based early care and education programs. The PAS can be used in multiple ways: program self-improvement, technical assistance and monitoring, research and evaluation, and public awareness.

This second edition of the PAS includes updated national norms and minor refinements to support the reliable use of the instrument and reflect best practices in early childhood program administration.

2011, soft cover, perfect bound, 90 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, ISBN: 9780807752456

Interested in becoming a certified PAS assessor? The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University offers a variety of training opportunities related to the PAS including reliability training for quality assessors. Contact Dr. Jill Bella for additional information (847-947-5059,

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"3" Comments
  1. “The PAS blends nuggets of wisdom with practical how-to ideas, enabling administrators to customize an itinerary for program development.”
    –Diana Courson, Associate Director, Arkansas State University Childhood Services

  2. “The Program Administration Scale helps programs succeed with NAEYC accreditation!”
    –Lisa Stoler, Kingsway Kids Center

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