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An International Perspective on Early Childhood Leadership

While there is considerable research about the nature and practice of leadership in business, K-12 education, and health sciences, evidence regarding early childhood leadership is relatively thin. Some research regarding early learning programs is available about organizational climate,1 change management,2 administrative best practice,3 and the influence of the administrator.4 International studies, as well, have added to our understanding of […]

Policy [M]atters Episode 1: An Early Childhood Policy Video Chat series

Episode 1: What are the implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization for the field of early childhood education? This video chat was recorded on June 30, 2015, by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. This is episode one of Policy [M]atters, an early childhood education policy […]

Taking the Lead | June

ASSIGNMENTS Due July 11   ASSIGNMENT #1 |ADVOCACY Participate | June 27, 10am – 12 pm webinar with the Ounce   ASSIGNMENT #2 | ZERO TO THREE ONLINE LEARNING VIEW | Lesson Demo REGISTER | Knowledge and Know How User Guide for McCormick ENGAGE  | Modules 2 – Social and Emotional Development for Infants, Toddlers, and […]

Taking the Lead | May

ASSIGNMENTS Due June 13   ASSIGNMENT #1 | FISCAL MANAGEMENT VIEW | Tom Copeland’s video RECORD | Continue to track 1) income and expenses, 2) food and snacks, and 3) time spent working on the business when children aren’t there. Remember, you are track these 3 things for 3 months BRING | Calendar-keepers or print-out […]

Expanding the Lens— Leadership as an Organizational Asset

Strong leadership is a vital component of any thriving organization, and early care and education programs are no exception. An emerging body of research confirms the pivotal leadership role early childhood administrators play in their centers’ quality equation (Bloom & Bella 2005; Lower & Cassidy 2007; MCECL 2010; Rohacek, Adams, & Kisker 2010; Dennis & […]

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