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Hentschel, Carter probe use of quality assessment tools in Exchange

Alongside Margie Carter, the McCormick Center’s Ann Hentschel offers insight into finding the balance between innovation and accountability in a recent article published by Exchange. Carter and Hentschel’s dialogue, “Recalibrating Quality Improvement: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?”, critically examines how quality assessment tools can support program improvement through empowering and engaging teachers. Hentschel: “Too often […]

McCormick Center announces Rob Dugger as the 2014 Corporate Champion for Change Award Recipient

WHEELING, IL — April 25, 2014 — Policy director of the American Bankers Association and multi-billion dollar hedge fund managing director are not titles usually associated with “tireless early childhood advocate,” but Rob Dugger is all three and more. In recognition of his dedication to the early childhood education field, the McCormick Center for Early […]

McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Participates in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge in Illinois and Delaware

WHEELING – August 26, 2013. The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University is pleased to announce its role in helping Illinois and Delaware improve developmental outcomes including school readiness for their states’ youngest children. Illinois and Delaware are among 14 states that were awarded four-year grants through the Race to the […]

Illinois State Board of Education Contracts with McCormick Center to Monitor Quality in Preschool for All Programs

July, 2011, Wheeling, IL – The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University was awarded a $5,100,000 six-year contract from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to provide quality assurance monitoring of Preschool for All programs serving children ages 3-5 in Illinois. The McCormick Center currently conducts program quality assessments for […]

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