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Creating Connections that Last

by Lindsey Engelhardt

May 22, 2015

A Recap of the 2015 Leadership Connections™ National Conference Fast Facts: 556 attendees (Record- setting!) 29 states represented (Record- setting!) 47 sessions offered (Record- setting!) It’s hard to believe that the Leadership Connections™ national conference ended over a week ago. We could offer you a recap of the most popular sessions. We could recap the […]

Leadership Connections Live!

by McCormick Center Staff

May 1, 2015

Even if you can’t make it to the Leadership Connections™ national conference this year, you can join us virtually. View the Livestream and check out the live Twitter conversation! Live video stream from the Leadership Connections national conference Public Policy Forum May 14, 2015 Joan Lombardi retains all rights to the materials shared  in this […]

Top 9 Must-Do’s for Supporting Young Children During Reintegration

by Military Child Education Coalition

April 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: Sometimes aspects of early childhood education are neglected. This guest blog post, written by the Military Child Education Coalition, addresses tips and resources that providers and parents can use in caring for military and veteran-connected children. A strong social and emotional foundation provides the basis for establishing and maintaining positive relationships. Transitions are […]

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 […]

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