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Introducing our new Director of Quality Assessment

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Marie Masterson has joined our team as the Director of Quality Assessment. In this role, Marie is responsible for managing the McCormick Center’s contracts with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services to provide program quality monitoring, assessment, and supports for ExceleRate Illinois, […]

Dr. Teri Talan Named New Endowed Chair

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Teri Talan, currently serving as Interim Executive Director and professor of early childhood education, on her appointment by National Louis University as the Michael W. Louis Chair of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.  Teri joined the McCormick Center in 2002 and the faculty of the National College […]

Family Child Care Initiative Coming Spring 2015

WHEELING, IL — December 1, 2014 — National Louis University recently received a grant of $50,000 from an anonymous donor in support of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. The grant will provide resources for the McCormick Center to launch a new initiative, the “Facilitating Leadership in Family Child Care” program, which delivers a […]

Talan, Bloom, Kelton study published in Early Childhood Research and Practice

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

Bloom’s legacy featured in National Louis University’s Alumni Magazine

Paula Jorde Bloom, founder of the McCormick Center, was recently featured in the fall 2014 edition of the National Louis University Alumni Magazine. The edition bears the title “Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future.” After 30 years of dedicated service to early childhood leadership, Bloom retired from NLU in August. The article, “Leading the Leaders,”  […]

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 […]

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