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Deconstructing Whole Leadership

by Mike Abel

March 3, 2016

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 […]

Whole Leadership

by Teri Talan

February 23, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I taped a video chat with Susan Ochshorn on how to put the whole child in the center of early childhood education policy reform. This got us at the McCormick Center thinking about a parallel concept—whole leadership of ECE programs. The whole child approach recognizes there are multiple and equally […]

5 Reasons You Should Continue Your Education

by SARAH HASAN

January 18, 2016

Editor’s Note: 2015 has ended, but your opportunity to learn has not! There are a variety of means available now to help you hone your professional strengths and identify areas for improvement. The journey of continuous learning can take many forms. Professional development trainings, communities of practice, and college degree programs are just a few. […]

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2015

by McCormick Center Team

January 7, 2016

We hope you were able to take a well-deserved step back from your crucial leadership work at some point during the holiday season. As 2016 begins, we’d like to share with you the most read McCormick Center blog posts of 2015. Regularly publishing to our blog was a significant shift for us. We made the […]

Communities of Practice: A glimpse into Delaware

by Maria Edgerton

December 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The year is ending, but opportunities to learn are not! There are a variety of means available now to help you hone your professional strengths and identify areas for improvement. The journey of continuous learning can take many forms. Cohorts, degree programs, and online libraries are just a few. In the coming weeks, […]

Early Care and Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act

by Rachel Demma | Policy Director, Early Care and Education Consortium

December 11, 2015

Editor’s Note: The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is a member of the Early Care and Education Consortium (ECEC), which is a non-profit alliance of America’s leading national, regional, and independent providers of high-quality child care and early learning and development programs for young children. ECEC’s Executive Director is M.A. Lucas, who serves on […]

Parent Perspective: Bridging the Jargon Gap

by Lindsey Engelhardt

November 18, 2015

Editor’s Note: When was your last new beginning? When will be your next? Life is full of these twists and turns; the field of early childhood education is not exempt. New can be scary. New can be overwhelming. But new brings with it a world of possibilities. As we at the McCormick Center reflect on […]

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Maybe It’s Best to Move On

by LeTOSHA WHITE

October 28, 2015

THE 4 C’S OF TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW BEGINNING Editor’s Note: When was your last new beginning? When will be your next? Life is full of these twists and turns; the field of early childhood education is not exempt. New can be scary. New can be overwhelming. But new brings with it a world of […]

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