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Whole Leadership: A Framework for Early Childhood Programs

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the January/February 2016 edition of Exchange magazine As the nation addresses the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council’s report, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation,1 leadership is emerging as an important component for increasing workforce capacity in early childhood […]

Is Early Childhood Education a Profession?

This may seem like a no-brainer but, in reality, this seemingly innocuous question forces practitioners to answer tougher questions first. What does it mean to be a profession? Are those who currently self-identify as early childhood practitioners willing to accept and promote the professional necessity of narrowing the scope of practice of early childhood educators? […]

McCormick Center partners with NAEYC, 29 other organizations for Power to the Profession

Note: Read Teri Talan’s reflection on how early childhood leaders fit into NAEYC’s Power to the Profession initiative.  NAEYC is leading an important new initiative, Power to the Profession. P2P is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation. […]

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