This paper, published by the National Governors Association (NGA), discusses the importance of effective school leadership and access to high-quality early education as two of the most important determinants of educational outcomes. View the paper.
As a first time attendee of the McCormick Center’s Leadership Connections national conference, I arrived in Chicago excited about an opportunity to attend an event. It seemed more intimate than other national conferences I’ve attended, but that had speakers and sessions as respected and thought-provoking as the “larger” events offered to the Early Childhood Community. […]
WHEELING, IL — May 9, 2014 —In recognition of her profound dedication to the advancement of the early childhood education field, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University is pleased to present Dr. Sue Bredekamp with the 2014 Visionary Leadership Award. The award ceremonies will take place May 15, 2014, at […]
WHEELING, IL — April 25, 2014 — Policy director of the American Bankers Association and multi-billion dollar hedge fund managing director are not titles usually associated with “tireless early childhood advocate,” but Rob Dugger is all three and more. In recognition of his dedication to the early childhood education field, the McCormick Center for Early […]
WHEELING – April 7, 2014. Paula J. Bloom, Ph.D., founder of the McCormick Center, has been named President of the Council for Professional Recognition. Her term began in February and concludes February 2017. “Recognized among the Who’s Who of experts on early childhood leadership and program management, Dr. Bloom brings a wide breadth of experience […]
When a center separates sick/personal days and vacation days this worksheet may help you determine the ratings for 1.2-7.2 and 1.3-7.3 in the Program Administration Scale (PAS).
Why Don’t They Enjoy Their Centers? CREATING ENGAGING ENVIRONMENTS FOR SCHOOL-AGERS If you attended the 26th Annual “Practical Ideas for the Child’s World” conference workshop session titled “Why Don’t They Enjoy Their Centers? Creating Engaging Environments for School-Agers,” you had the opportunity to network with other teachers and learn about how the School-Age Care Environment […]
As business leaders, early childhood program administrators can learn how to take charge of their organizations. Through timely and careful strategic planning, many problems can be anticipated or even prevented. By engaging in a proactive planning process, directors can anticipate potential problems and opportunities and create a plan of action for each potential future situation.