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Reflections from a First-Time Leadership Connections Participant

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. […]

Sue Bredekamp to receive the 2014 Visionary Leadership Award

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 […]

McCormick Center Founder Named President of Council for Professional Recognition

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 […]

Creating Engaging Environments for School-Agers

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 […]

Creating a Brighter Future for Your Program Through Strategic Planning

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.

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