Criteria Score: Approved trainings must have a minimum score of 10 points and at least a 1 for each criteria; minimum one hour in length
Needs Assessment 3 2 1 0
Specific to the audience; intentional needs assessment on specific material; evidence of research or review Specific to the audience; intentional needs assessment on specific material Generalized, not specific to the audience Not included
Learning Objectives 3 2 1 0
Includes at least 2 measurable learning objectives that link to a minimum of 2 ECE or SA competencies and 2 ELF or K-12 standards; supports new information: define, repeat, list, describe, recognize, express, identify, etc.; reflects opportunity to understand basic concepts and demonstrate skill Includes at least 2 measurable learning objectives that link to a minimum of 2 ECE or SA competencies and 2 ELF or K-12 standards; supports new information: define, repeat, list, describe, recognize, express, identify, etc. Includes at least 2 measurable learning objectives that link to a minimum of 2 ECE or SA competencies and 2 ELF or K-12 standards Not included
Content 3 2 1 0
Content consistent with reliable child development theory & principles, professional competencies, best practices, quality standards and licensing regulations; extremely comprehensive; reinforces skills to support children’s development Content consistent with reliable child development theory & principles, professional competencies, best practices, quality standards and licensing regulations Minimal content, not enough to understand concepts or develop skills Not included
Training Methods 3 2 1 0
Includes a minimum of 2 basic instructional methods; provides evidence how methods are used to reinforce learning and build self-esteem and confidence in responding to children; reinforces participant learning throughout the training Includes a minimum of 2 basic instructional methods; provides evidence how methods are used to reinforce learning and build self-esteem and confidence in responding to children Includes a minimum of 2 basic instructional methods Not included
Time and Sequence 3 2 1 0
Includes a time and sequence appropriate to learning objectives and content; time maximizes learning; sequence supports content to reinforce learning Includes a time and sequence appropriate to learning objectives and content Includes a time and sequence Not included
Appendices 3 2 1 0
Materials list is included and referenced; training methods, time and sequence are supported by materials; materials are used to enhance and reinforce learning objectives; includes a minimum of 2 recent references and 2 resources; all references and resources are relevant to the content Materials list is included and referenced; training methods, time and sequence are supported by materials; includes a minimum of 2 recent references and 2 resources Materials list is included but not referenced; includes a minimum of 2 references and 2 resources Not included

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