Tue, March 17, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

PBC-PQA Basics – Online

While an external assessment can supply a wealth of valuable information about the quality of an OST program, being able to conduct a self-assessment is also valuable and a best practice within a continuous quality improvement model.  This engaging and interactive ONLINE training will provide practitioners with the tools and resources needed to conduct a program self-assessment back at their program.  By exploring the “quality construct” of the Palm Beach County Program Quality Assessment tool (PBC-PQA), participants will learn how to generate precise anecdotal evidence through keen observation and objective note-taking skills and how to use this information for continuous quality improvement purposes.  Participants will be strongly encouraged and also given next steps to conduct the self-assessment process back at their program.


PBC-PQA Basics Online will take approximately 2-3 hours in total to complete, depending on one’s familiarity with the content and online training process.  Practitioners should plan their time accordingly as they will have a two week window to complete the coursework.  One’s progress will be saved along the way if multiple days or blocks of time are needed to complete.


Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Program Planning and Development:
3.B: Promote program improvement and sustainability through strategic planning, goal setting, needs assessments and evaluations EntryLevel, Level 1, 2, 3 and 4.


Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum
4.A: Design and implement a curriculum to support physical development – Entry Level, Level 1 and 2.
4.B: Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development – Entry Level, Level 1 and 2
4.C: Design and implement a curriculum to support social and emotional development – Entry Level, Level 1 and 2


Primary QIS Scales Addressed
All QIS scales are addressed.