Policy [M]atters is a video chat series between Teri Talan, Senior Policy Advisor at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, and a guest expert in early childhood policy. Our guest for Season 3 is Marica Cox Mitchell, Director of Early Learning Systems at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Want […]
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Two new tools that provide information about early childhood leadership were launched this summer. Concurrent with the development and release of the McCormick Center’s L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse,1 New America created a data visualization tool, the Pre-K Leader Policy Scan.2 Both organizations collaborated on data collection and analysis to reduce duplication and serve stakeholders with […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post authored by Richard Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc., and CEO, Chief Storyteller, and co-founder of Menlo Innovations. Richard was the opening keynote speaker at the 2017 Leadership Connections™ national conference, which is hosted by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. I had the great honor of […]
Editor’s Note: This article was originally featured in the Summer 2017 edition of Kansas Child Magazine, a publication of Child Care Aware of Kansas. FOR DECADES, the value of partnering with families to support children’s learning and development has been touted among early childhood care and education leaders. Initiatives to enhance family engagement in early childhood […]
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On August 14, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB2663, a bill that will protect children in publically-funded early childhood programs from being expelled. This groundbreaking legislation is in response to a joint statement issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education in 2014 calling for states […]
Teri Talan, our Senior Policy Advisor, spoke recently at New America in Washington D.C. at an event called The Power of Leaders in Early Learning. As part of the panel, she shared her insight into how states and organizations can better prepare leaders through policy for the early childhood workforce. Watch below to hear from […]
I often think about my time working as a director in a child care program and wonder how different things would have been if I had known then, what I know now. As time passes and I gain new experiences and insights on leadership in early childhood education, I frequently ask myself what I would […]
The 17th annual Leadership Connections™ national conference brought together more than 700 early childhood leaders, who heard inspiring keynote speakers, took part in an engaging public policy forum, attended 80+ skill-building sessions, and networked with other leaders in the field. Leadership Connections was opened this year by Richard Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc. He showed us that the status quo does not […]