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What They Gave Was More Than $1 Billion

HOW THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE INVESTMENTS INDICATES A SHIFT IN THINKING In case anyone has missed the news, yesterday was a really big day for those of us who are passionate about the well-being of children and committed to ensuring access for all children to high quality early learning opportunities. In fact, my […]

Role of the Facilitator: A Personal Perspective

Editor’s Note: Professional development is essential to the role of an early childhood professional—so much so that many states now require providers to obtain some level of ongoing training. With the vast number of options available, it can be overwhelming for providers to decide which type of training to pursue. During the month of December, […]

Peer Learning Teams: Where to Begin

Editor’s Note: Professional development is essential to the role of the early childhood professional—so much so that many states now require providers to obtain some level of ongoing training. With the vast number of options available, it can be overwhelming for providers to decide which type of training to pursue. During the month of December, […]

The Impact of the Work Environment on Job Burnout

A recent report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages,¹ highlights the relationship between poverty-level wages and high turnover among early childhood teachers. High turnover in early childhood programs disrupts center operations, alters the workplace environment, and affects the quality of teaching. But low wages are not […]

Family Child Care Initiative Coming Spring 2015

WHEELING, IL — December 1, 2014 — National Louis University recently received a grant of $50,000 from an anonymous donor in support of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. The grant will provide resources for the McCormick Center to launch a new initiative, the “Facilitating Leadership in Family Child Care” program, which delivers a […]

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