TIPS: The Program Improvement Process: Creating a Program Improvement Plan

The Program Improvement Plan (PIP) is a tool that can help you determine and achieve specific, measurable goals for program improvement. The PIP also allows you to design and track

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TIPS! Eco-Friendly Program Achievement

Earth Day is April 22! Why not celebrate this special day by taking the important steps for your program to earn an Eco-Friendly Program Achievement in Maryland EXCELS? Maryland EXCELS

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TIPS:  Transitioning from an Early Childhood Program to Kindergarten

Transitioning from an early childhood program to kindergarten is a significant time for children and families. Providers, families, and schools can work together to help make this important transition a

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Tips! Developing an inclusion policy to welcome all children into a program

Child care providers play an important role in the lives of young children and their families and promoting inclusion in your program is good for everyone.  In an inclusive program,

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Activity Time with Kacey

  Activities with Kacey for Families and Providers Kacey the Quality Koala and Maryland EXCELS will be sharing fun and educational activities for families and child care programs. Be sure

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