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Leadership Essentials Begin Within

Hello McCormick Center Friends, I am Sonja Crum Knight, fellow traveler on the Whole Leadership journey. Last week our Director of Training, Safiyah Jackson, continued the Whole Leadership dialogue by offering a thought provoking exploration of leadership essentials. Here’s the definition of leadership essentials offered: “Leadership essentials are foundational competencies necessary for leading people that are […]

The North Star of Leadership Essentials

On March 3, my colleague and friend Mike Abel released a blog post about three mutually important, yet entwined, paths to Whole Leadership—leadership essentials, administrative leadership, and pedagogical leadership. Today, let’s spark a dialogue about one of them—leadership essentials. This is the definition offered for leadership essentials:  “Leadership essentials are foundational competencies necessary for leading people […]

Blogging to Engage Families and Market Your Program

Do you blog? Would you like to learn about how taking time to blog on a regular basis can help engage existing families and market your program to others? Below are some shared resources from the McCormick Center’s marketing duo shared on March 10th. Resources WordPress.com McCormick Center’s Blog Tom Copeland’s Taking Care of Business Free […]

The Influence of Center Climate on Teachers’ Emotional Support of Children

Research suggests that emotional support improves children’s academic and social development. Children in classrooms characterized by emotionally supportive teachers and environments are less likely to exhibit problem behaviors, negative affect, and aggression. Research also suggests the organizational climate of early childhood programs affects overall program quality. A recent study by Katherine Zinsser and Timothy Curby […]

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