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Big Data and Little Kids: In Whose Best Interest?

by Susan Ochshorn

June 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: An open dialogue is vital to progress! In the next few months the McCormick Center hopes to invite dialog and shed light into the current state of early care and education policy. We’ll be publishing quarterly video blogs between our Director of  Policy Initiatives, Teri Talan, and guest blogger, Susan Ochshorn. We start […]

Reflections from the 2015 NAEYC National Institute

by McCormick Center Staff

June 24, 2015

Editor’s Note: On June 7-10, 2015, faculty and staff from the McCormick Center attended and presented at the 2015 NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development in New Orleans. Below you will find reflections on the conference from a few of those who attended. The Emergent Curriculum Approach for Adult Learners: Tailoring training to […]

Laughing Leadership

by Holly Elissa Bruno

June 11, 2015

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 […]

Receiving the Gift of Feedback

by Robyn Kelton

June 5, 2015

I’m a terrible speller—there, I’ve said it. Spelling and, to some extent, paying attention to the nuances of grammar are not my greatest strengths, but I do feel like I’m a pretty effective writer. Moreover, I enjoy transforming thoughts, stories, and even statistics, into writing. As a bad speller who loves to write, I’m faced […]

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 […]

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. […]

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