Leading an organization through change that drives quality improvement is a complex job. Taking Charge of Change™ will empower you to embrace the process. We are currently preparing to kick off the 21st cohort of this leadership development program and ask that you join the movement. During our 2013 Leadership Connections Conference we announced a […]
When it comes to quality early childhood education, leadership matters. This 70-second video considers the role of the early childhood administrator and examines why leadership and management knowledge and skills are so vital in orchestrating high-quality programming. The video also highlights the McCormick Center’s commitment to provide these leaders with resources and support. We hope […]
Do you have your cell phone in your workplace? Should teachers be allowed to have their personal cell phones in the classroom? Listen to this Heart Conversations on Leadership radio segment to learn what may be appropriate and what may not be. If you have a policy addressing cell phone usage by teachers and by parents in […]
Seven days and counting until the Leadership Connections national conference begins! Each time I go over the schedule and see all the amazing presenters, rich and informative content, and fun activities, I get more excited for the day to come. One participant I spoke with today told me how pleased she was to be coming […]
Cohorts of the Aim4Excellence™ National Director Credential exist around the country. In my role at the McCormick Center, it’s been exciting to work alongside states and professional development organizations as they expand leadership development opportunities for early childhood administrators through this innovative online initiative. Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the many locations where Aim4Excellence is […]
Welcome to the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s new website! We invite you to explore the many ways we have redesigned our site to be user-friendly to our expanding early care and education audiences. Whether you are a program administrator, family child care provider, training and technical assistance specialist, policymaker, or college instructor, we […]
The 2013 Professional Development Opportunities Brochure is available for you to download.
The McCormick Center’s new sign gets installed.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Vibrant Videos Technology Institute. We were so inspired by your passion and desire to learn that we felt compelled to upload a video. You will see the first 3 hours of the first day of training compressed down into two minutes via time lapse capture.
Why Don’t They Enjoy Their Centers? CREATING ENGAGING ENVIRONMENTS FOR SCHOOL-AGERS If you attended the 26th Annual “Practical Ideas for the Child’s World” conference workshop session titled “Why Don’t They Enjoy Their Centers? Creating Engaging Environments for School-Agers,” you had the opportunity to network with other teachers and learn about how the School-Age Care Environment […]