Initiatives to improve administrative practices in early childhood programs take many forms. Some models are high-intensity, providing substantial external support for directors—formal training leading to an advanced degree, high dosage of technical support for achieving accreditation, and on-site coaching addressing multiple facets of program leadership and management. These high-intensity models have been shown to yield […]
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Editor’s Note: Part of your job as an early childhood leader is to spark conversations and raise awareness about the importance of early care and education. But for many of us, the word “advocacy” seems intimidating and hard to manage. Throughout the next several weeks the McCormick Center will publish blog posts that provide some […]
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What do you need to think about as you integrate technology into your early childhood program? This document provides a list of questions to reflect on as you think about children’s technology usage; families and media; equipment, software, and data management; and staff and media in your program.
A recent report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages,¹ highlights the relationship between poverty-level wages and high turnover among early childhood teachers. High turnover in early childhood programs disrupts center operations, alters the workplace environment, and affects the quality of teaching. But low wages are not […]
As a part of the celebration honoring her work in early childhood, leaders from around the country contributed their reflections on how Paula has influenced to the field. Some of these reflections are captured in the following video. Read Paula’s remarks by downloading the PDF of her reflection below.
As researchers and policymakers learn more about the factors that influence teaching and learning in early childhood settings, the importance of family engagement is emerging as an essential element. National, state, and local family involvement projects are engaging thousands of practitioners, parents, and leaders in family involvement networks, professional development initiatives, training and technical assistance […]