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External Quality Improvement Services

Program Administration Scale (PAS) Assessment

The PAS is a reliable tool that measures the quality of a program’s administrative practices and supports best practice in a variety of program contexts, which helps to sustain high-quality learning environments at the classroom level. It is designed for early childhood programs and complements the widely used classroom Environment Rating Scales (ITERS, ECERS), as well as aligns with several documentation requirements for the Colorado Shines rating. It provides a focused view of both leadership and management by delving into 10 subscales: 1) Human Resources Development. 2) Personnel Cost and Allocation. 3) Center Operations. 4) Child Assessment. 5) Fiscal Management. 6) Program Planning and Evaluation. 7) Family Partnerships. 8) Marketing and Public relations. 9) Technology. 10) Staff Qualifications. This assessment consists of a brief tour of the facility, a 2 hour interview with the program director, and a 2 hour review of program documentation that is prepared and gathered by the director. A comprehensive report is provided to the program and a phone consultation is offered to discuss the results.  


With many counties moving to safer COVID levels, we are now offering CPSI Playground Audits to support providers going through the Colorado Shines Rating. To schedule, please complete a Service Request Form.