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April 1, 2015, was not a Fool’s Day!

by Teri Talan

April 10, 2015

Editor’s Note: Teri Talan, the author of this blog post, participated in an event April 15-16 at the White House, where she met with the White House Domestic Policy staff as part of Early Care and Education Consortium’s (ECEC) InvestInUs commitment. She was on a panel sharing the implications of the new report from the Institute […]

Stepping up to the plate to mentor!

by Kathryn Graver

April 3, 2015

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

Space Speaks! Early Childhood Spaces and Cultural Diversity

by Migdalia Young

April 3, 2015

Editor’s Note: Earlier in the year we focused our blog posts on cultural diversity and how administrators can incorporate diversity into all organizational aspects of an early care program.  In this blog, Migdalia Young adds to the conversation by providing some images showing how her past early childhood program valued the diversity of families in […]

Time Management: Making Time for What Matters Most

by Marleen Barrett

March 27, 2015

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

Call Me, Maybe? Phone-based Customer Service

by Ewa Pyrek

March 20, 2015

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

Are You a VIP? Yes, You Are!

by Kathy Rousseau

March 6, 2015

Editor’s Note: Does your early childhood program present the professional demeanor reflective of an organization that provides exceptional learning experiences for young children? McCormick Center faculty and staff will reflect on the topic of professionalism and how it relates to the field of early care and education in blog posts over the next several weeks. […]

140 Characters + Me: Leveraging Twitter for Advocacy

by Kara Lehnhardt

February 17, 2015

Editor’s Note: Part of your job as an early childhood leader is to spark conversations and raise awareness about the importance of early care and education. But for many of us, the word “advocacy” seems intimidating and hard to manage. Throughout the next several weeks the McCormick Center will publish blog posts that provide some […]

Early Childhood Advocacy for Dummies | Part 2

by Tarah Kadzielawski

February 8, 2015

Editor’s Note: Part of your job as an early childhood leader is to spark conversations and raise awareness about the importance of early care and education. But for many of us, the word “advocacy” seems intimidating and hard to manage. Throughout the next several weeks the McCormick Center will publish blog posts that provide some […]

Early Childhood Advocacy for Dummies | Part 1

by TARAH KADZIELAWSKI

February 8, 2015

Editor’s Note: Part of your job as an early childhood leader is to spark conversations and raise awareness about the importance of early care and education. But for many of us, the word “advocacy” seems intimidating and hard to manage. Throughout the next several weeks the McCormick Center will publish blog posts that provide some […]

Engaging Diverse Families in Your Early Childhood Program

by Wendy Guerrero-Rivera

January 30, 2015

Editor’s Note: Winter brings a diverse collection of celebrations. As our nation’s demographics shift and blur the once distinctive cultural lines, these holidays offer time for reflection on diversity’s role in early childhood education. Throughout the next several weeks, the McCormick Center will publish blog posts that highlight cultural diversity and offer tips to administrators […]

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