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What They Gave Was More Than $1 Billion

by Teri Talan

December 11, 2014

HOW THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE INVESTMENTS INDICATES A SHIFT IN THINKING In case anyone has missed the news, yesterday was a really big day for those of us who are passionate about the well-being of children and committed to ensuring access for all children to high quality early learning opportunities. In fact, my […]

Role of the Facilitator: A Personal Perspective

by Jami McCormack

December 9, 2014

Editor’s Note: Professional development is essential to the role of an early childhood professional—so much so that many states now require providers to obtain some level of ongoing training. With the vast number of options available, it can be overwhelming for providers to decide which type of training to pursue. During the month of December, […]

Peer Learning Teams: Where to Begin

by Ann Hentschel

December 8, 2014

Editor’s Note: Professional development is essential to the role of the early childhood professional—so much so that many states now require providers to obtain some level of ongoing training. With the vast number of options available, it can be overwhelming for providers to decide which type of training to pursue. During the month of December, […]

Ready, Set, Assessment!

by Kia L. Hill

November 21, 2014

Editor’s Note: With the school year in full swing, formal program assessments are once again underway. Preparing for assessments such as the ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R, SACERS, PAS, BAS, and/or CLASS can be a source of anxiety for administrators. The McCormick Center will publish blogs during November to give administrators tips and resources to help them […]

Paper, Paper, Everywhere……….

by Paula Steffen

November 14, 2014

Editor’s Note: With the school year in full swing, formal program assessments are once again underway. Preparing for assessments such as the ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R, SACERS, PAS, BAS, and/or CLASS can be a source of anxiety for administrators. The McCormick Center will publish blogs during November to give administrators tips and resources to help them […]

Why does leadership development matter?

by Teri Talan

November 5, 2014

What makes an early care and education program effective? What shifts an early childhood organization into a dynamic learning organization not just for children, but for families and staff as well? What turns a particular early childhood organization into a great place to work? The answer to each question is the same—leadership, leadership, leadership. Strong leadership […]

5 Free Tools Early Childhood Leaders Need to Try

by Giovanni Arroyo

October 3, 2014

Over the years I have worked as computer tech and technology trainer. At the McCormick Center I help early childhood leaders learn how to best utilize technology in their programs.  Below are five underused tools that I find to be highly beneficial. They can lighten your workload, make sharing items easier, and lessen the time […]

Celebrating 30 years of Paula Jorde Bloom at National Louis University.

by giovanni

September 19, 2014

As a part of the celebration honoring her work in early childhood, leaders from around the country contributed their reflections on how Paula has influenced to the field.  Some of these reflections are captured in the following video.   Read Paula’s remarks by downloading the PDF of her reflection below.

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