As early learning programs in Rhode Island move up the state’s quality continuum for early care and education, qualified early childhood consultants can be an enormous asset. These five, self-paced online modules will help you think about how to best use consultant services to improve your program’s quality and performance. You will learn and practice skills that will allow you to take advantage of all consultants have to offer. Program leaders will benefit from the many tips these modules offer for finding appropriate consultants, defining a clear scope of work, and managing consultant relationships.
WHY Use a Consultant is the first module in the series and explores some of the ways that consultants can support your program improvement efforts.
Determining WHAT You Want to Accomplish is the second module in the series and explores how you decide what you want a consultant to do for your program.
HOW to Use a Consultant is the third module in the series and explores the types of strategies effective consultants might use to help you and your staff achieve your goals.
WHO to Use as a Consultant is the fourth module of the series and explores how to find consultants and interview them.
Contracts for Consultants is the last module of the series and describes the importance of developing comprehensive contracts when hiring consultants.