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Quality Improvement in Program Administration through Directors’ Support Cohorts

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 […]

Family Engagement and Marketing Resources

Family Engagement and Marketing Webinar from McCormick Center on Vimeo.   DOWNLOADS   Cheat sheets courtesy Luisa Cotto   ADDITIONAL LINKS Twitter 4 Professional Development & #Conferences webinar recording Giovanni on Twitter Luisa on Twitter  

The Impact of the Work Environment on Job Burnout

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 […]

The Relationship between Administrator Qualifications and Family Engagement

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 […]

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