Are you interested in learning more about the BAS (Business Administration Scale) for family child care?  The BAS is a tool that can be used for program self-improvement and is a required component for ExceleRate Illinois.  The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership offers resources and information to support providers in preparing for an ExceleRate BAS assessment.  This checklist gives a list of categories for which providers are asked to collect documentation as part of a BAS visit. This might be a helpful starting point for learning more about what is included in BAS and for self-evaluating your business.

BAS Documents for Review


Professionalism refers to having the knowledge, skills, and qualities that are expected from a person who is trained to do a job well. In the recent past early childhood education has made great advancements in this regard and taken its place in the field of education.  Family child care is also being taken more seriously as a quality choice for early care and education. FCC providers are now being considered professionals and educators. Therefore numerous choices for learning and improving skills as a FCC professional are becoming available.