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Time Management: Making Time for What Matters Most

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

Tom Fitch to receive 2015 Corporate Champion for Change Award

WHEELING, IL — March 27, 2015 — Leading a construction company and a child care center lends Tom Fitch the metaphors he needs to make the case for early childhood education in newspapers and in front of state government committees. “Building a strong economy requires the same approach as planning for a good construction project. A solid […]

Call Me, Maybe? Phone-based Customer Service

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

Quality Improvement in Program Administration through Directors’ Support Cohorts

Initiatives to improve administrative practices in early childhood programs take many forms. Some models are high-intensity, providing substantial external support for directors—formal training leading to an advanced degree, high dosage of technical support for achieving accreditation, and on-site coaching addressing multiple facets of program leadership and management. These high-intensity models have been shown to yield […]

Are You a VIP? Yes, You Are!

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

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