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How does the leadership gap impact you?

Teri Talan, our Senior Policy Advisor, spoke recently at New America in Washington D.C. at an event called The Power of Leaders in Early Learning. As part of the panel, she shared her insight into how states and organizations can better prepare leaders through policy for the early childhood workforce. Watch below to hear from […]

Policy [M]atters, Episode 7 | Professionalizing Early Childhood Education: How Do We Get From Here to There?

Policy Matters is a quarterly video chat series between Teri Talan of the McCormick Center and a guest author in early childhood policy. Our guest author for Episodes 5-8 is Stacie Goffin. Want to catch up or revisit the series? Explore previous chats and topics here. Welcome to Policy Matters episode 7. Episode 7 is […]

Policy [M]atters, Episode 6 | What’s the difference between ‘occupation’ and ‘profession’? Why does it matter?

Policy Matters is a quarterly video chat series between Teri Talan of the McCormick Center and a guest author in early childhood policy. Our guest author for Episodes 5-8 is Stacie Goffin. Want to catch up or revisit the series? Explore previous chats and topics here. The topic of Episode 6 was inspired by a […]

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 […]

Policy [M]atters Episode 4: An Early Childhood Policy Video Chat series

Episode 4: Whole Leadership: What’s it mean to you?  Welcome to episode four of Policy [M]atters, an early childhood policy video chat series produced by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. This episode features Teri Talan of the McCormick Center and Susan Ochshorn of ECE PolicyWorks. In this episode, Susan and Teri dialogue on their […]

Policy [M]atters Episode 2: An Early Childhood Policy Video Chat series

Episode 2: How should the field of early childhood education shape the message of what it wants from politicians? This video chat was recorded on September 29, 2015, by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. This is episode two of Policy [M]atters, an early childhood education policy video chat series featuring […]

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 […]

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