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Remembering Paula Jorde Bloom

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of Dr. Paula Jorde Bloom—our founder, an extraordinary visionary, and a “gatekeeper to quality.” For nearly two decades, Paula lived with a cancer that was expected to take her life years ago, outlasting numerous doctors’ predictions. Paula died at her home on […]

McCormick Center Announces National Status Report on Early Childhood Program Leadership

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University announced a new report in June on the state of early childhood leadership in the United States. The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood™ Collaborative was launched in 2016 to identify and close the program leadership gap. The McCormick Center developed the L.E.A.D. Early Childhood™ Clearinghouse, the new […]

Deconstructing Whole Leadership

Last week, Teri Talan opened this blog series on Whole Leadership by inviting you to engage with us in a dialog to explore the “multi-faceted and nuanced” nature of early childhood program leadership. We first began this exploration last May at Leadership Connections, the McCormick Center’s annual national conference, by discussing the concept of instructional […]

Laughing Leadership

Editor’s Note: This post is a guest blog written by Holly Elissa Bruno, the closing keynote speaker at the McCormick Center’s 2015 Leadership Connections national conference. Her message at the conference inspired laughter and demonstrated how humor can help leaders lead. With the collective national feeling of overwhelm due to looming Race to the Top-Early […]

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