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National research organization features McCormick Center’s L.E.A.D. Clearinghouse

Editor’s Note: The post below was originally featured in a weekly newsletter from the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER). In the write-up, Research Project Coordinator Kaitlin Northey discusses the L.E.A.D. Early Childhood™ Clearinghouse, created by the McCormick Center.    What We’re Reading: Closing the Early Ed Leadership Gap By: Kaitlin Northey, NIEER, Research Project Coordinator  The siloed […]

Power to the Profession: An Introduction (Policy [M]atters, Season 3, Episode 1)

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 […]

Work Smarter Using Tech! Recording

This webinar was recorded 11.15.2017. Here are links to the programs talked about. Todoist for to-do lists Google Calendar Basecamp for project management Asana for project management Evernote for note-taking Zapier for task automation Buffer for social media automation HootSuite for social media automation 1password for my paranoia Interested in more technology training?

Stark Contrast between Early Childhood Program Directors and Elementary School Principals

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 […]

Who Do You Serve?

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 […]

Whole Leadership for Family Engagement

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 […]

Illinois Enacts Protection from Preschool Expulsion

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 […]

How does the leadership gap impact you?

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 […]

Top 5 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Director

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 […]

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