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Early Childhood Programs as Systems

After completing your inventory, rank order the system components according to the amount of time you spend considering that component in your typical leadership activities. Put a “1” by the component you consider most often, a “2” by the next most frequent consideration and so on until you get to “6” for the least amount […]

Policy [M]atters, Episode 5 | Professionalizing the Early Childhood Education Field: What Does it Mean and Why Does it Matter?

Welcome to Policy [M]atters, Episode 5. Policy [M]atters is a video chat series between Teri Talan of the McCormick Center and a guest author in early childhood policy. The chats, which began in the summer of 2015, take place and are distributed on a quarterly basis. (Want to catch up or revisit the series? Explore […]

Training Needs Assessment

We would like to find out your present knowledge and skill of 25 areas that have been identified as important in Early Childhood program leadership.  The survey will take anywhere from 10-30 minutes to complete. Follow this link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCC24

Draw a picture of your organization

There is no right way to do this exercise and artistic ability is definitely not a prerequisite. Simply create a mental picture of your organization and recreate it on a piece of paper. The drawing will be photocopied so please make sure the tool you use is dark enough so that nothing will be lost […]

Authentic Leadership Questionnaire

The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) is designed to measure components of Authentic Leadership. It includes 16 statements that invite you to reflect on your current leadership practices. The final page of the questionnaire includes a set of demographic questions; please skip these questions and submit your survey. After completing and submitting the ALQ, your personal profile […]

Early Childhood Programs as Systems

After completing your inventory, rank order the system components according to the amount of time you spend considering that component in your typical leadership activities. Put a “1” by the component you consider most often, a “2” by the next most frequent consideration and so on until you get to “6” for the least amount […]

Getting Ready for the PAS

Note | Your first step will be to register for this module.  It may take a day or two before you receive the email link with information needed to complete the work – so plan your time with this in mind. The Program Administration Scale (PAS) is a tool we will be using in TCC.  […]

4 Key Questions to Ask Before Having a Hard Conversation

Jennifer Abrams’ Leadership Connections 2016 keynote struck a chord. Everyone, it seemed, connected to her message on hard conversations. That praise has been echoed throughout attendee feedback via the post-conference survey. And so, we’ve asked her to share her message on our blog, as a reminder for some and encouragement for all. Reprinted with permission […]

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