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Taking Charge of Change™

A 20-year review of empowering early childhood administrators through leadership training While there is consensus among policymakers and practitioners about the importance of strong leadership in early childhood, few states have made leadership training a high priority in the implementation of their career development systems. Illinois stands out as a notable exception. For the past […]

Staff Reflections | 2013 NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

June 9 – 12, staff from the McCormick Center attended and presented at the 2013 NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in San Francisco. Below you will find reflections on the conference from a few of those who attended.  “One of the most inspiring sessions I attended at the National Institute for Early Childhood […]

Getting Ready for the PAS Online

We’re excited to announce a new training opportunity on the Program Administration Scale (PAS) that can take place in your own home or anywhere you have Internet access!  Now you can get a basic understanding of the PAS, a tool that measures leadership and management in programs, by registering for the Getting Ready for the […]

Getting Intentional About Supporting Each Child: The Difference You Can Make

Recent research in the early childhood field has revealed that, when it comes to quality in early childhood programs, one size does not fit all. The learning and development of each child is influenced by gender, race, ethnicity, language, ability, socio-economic factors, and especially family—factors that comprise each child’s unique culture.

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