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Policy [M]atters Episode 2: An Early Childhood Policy Video Chat series

Episode 2: How should the field of early childhood education shape the message of what it wants from politicians? This video chat was recorded on September 29, 2015, by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. This is episode two of Policy [M]atters, an early childhood education policy video chat series featuring […]

Thanks for Complaining

by JILL BELLA

September 29, 2015

APPRECIATING FEEDBACK AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH Editor’s Note: A new school year is underway. Spirits are bright, minds are refreshed, and collegiality is blooming. Can it be maintained? How do you create an organizational climate that stays sunny for more than just the next few weeks? This McCormick Center blog post is the second […]

Great Expectations: Tips for Preparing New Employees for Long-term Success

by Linda Butkovich

September 15, 2015

Editor’s Note: A new school year is underway. Spirits are bright, minds are refreshed, and collegiality is blooming. Can it be maintained? How do you create an organizational climate that stays sunny for more than just the next few weeks? This McCormick Center blog post is the first of two that looks at the organizational […]

Leading by Example: Unlocking the Potential of Collaboration

by Melissa Casteel

August 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: Running an early care and education program is a big job. It’s not one you have to do alone. Collaborations and partnerships to help you improve the quality of your program for the children and families you serve can be found in numerous places. During the next few weeks, the McCormick Center will […]

Dream More, Learn More, Do More, Become More

by Janet Moore

August 10, 2015

STRATEGIES TO INSPIRE COLLABORATION Editor’s Note: Running an early care and education program is a big job. It’s not one you have to do alone. Collaborations and partnerships to help you improve the quality of your program for the children and families you serve can be found in numerous places. During the next few weeks, […]

8 Tips to Promote Diversity Education in Your Program

by Colleen McLaughlin

July 22, 2015

HOW TO INTENTIONALLY INCORPORATE DIVERSITY IN NON-DIVERSE SETTINGS 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, Colleen McLaughlin adds to the conversation by providing some tips for incorporating diversity education from her […]

Policy [M]atters Episode 1: An Early Childhood Policy Video Chat series

Episode 1: What are the implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization for the field of early childhood education? This video chat was recorded on June 30, 2015, by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. This is episode one of Policy [M]atters, an early childhood education policy […]

QRIS and Your Program: Now What?

by Ann Hentschel

July 5, 2015

3 STEPS TO HELP YOU STRENGTHEN THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM   Editor’s Note: There’s a lot of movement and change happening in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). If you’re like many program administrators, this rapidly changing tide may seem overwhelming, leaving you wondering what you can do to get your feet […]

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 […]

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