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2017 Leadership Connections™ National Conference

Leadership Connections brings together early childhood administrators, family child care providers, trainers, technical assistance specialists, consultants, college instructors, researchers, and policymakers to hear inspiring keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field. Last year, in the conference’s 16th year, 624 leaders representing 37 […]

Taking the Lead: A Family Child Care Initiative

JOIN THE CHICAGO COHORT Learn strategies for growing and sustaining a successful family child care business. Enhance your work as both a business owner and educator. Develop and implement monthly quality improvement plan. Gain an understanding of your role as a change agent—at the individual, business, and community levels. Demonstrate competencies aligned with the IL […]

Taking Charge of Change™ | Fall Retreat

This year-long leadership development program for Illinois center directors will empower and inspire you to embrace the change process. Through engaging in-depth sessions you’ll explore topics that will help you strengthen your leadership style and learn how to promote peak performance, enhance shared decision making, and build a strong organizational climate. Course continues over multiple […]

Taking Charge of Change™

This leadership development program for Illinois center directors will empower your inner leader. Through engaging in-depth workshop sessions you’ll explore topics that will help you strengthen your leadership style and learn how to build peer learning teams that promote peak performance, foster a culture of continuous quality improvement and build a strong organizational climate. Program […]

Leadership Connections™ national conference

Join us for our 14th year of Leadership Connections ™ . We are proud to offer you an exceptional professional development experience where you can learn, network, and be pampered. Whatever your role—child care administrator, policymaker, resource and referral specialist, college instructor, family child care provider, or independent consultant—we have inspiring sessions planned with your needs in […]

PAS Reliability Training

This multi-day training is intended for those whose goal is research, evaluation, or monitoring quality on the Program Administration Scale (PAS). Organizational assessments used for quality rating systems, program evaluations, or pre/post intervention studies depend on valid and reliable data collection methodologies. The PAS Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality […]

PAS Reliability Training

This multi-day training is intended for those whose goal is research, evaluation, or monitoring quality on the Program Administration Scale (PAS). Organizational assessments used for quality rating systems, program evaluations, or pre/post intervention studies depend on valid and reliable data collection methodologies. The PAS Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality […]

PAS Reliability Training

This multi-day training is intended for those whose goal is research, evaluation, or monitoring quality on the Program Administration Scale (PAS). Organizational assessments used for quality rating systems, program evaluations, or pre/post intervention studies depend on valid and reliable data collection methodologies. The PAS Assessor Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and […]

Leading the Way | Aim4Excellence™ Module 1

This online module looks at leadership as a way of thinking about your role and the important work you do on behalf of children and families. You’ll learn about the importance of self-awareness and understanding your core values as you identify your unique leadership style. You’ll be introduced to a model of facilitative leadership as […]

Recruiting, Selecting, and Orienting Staff | Aim4Excellence™ Module 2

Successful employment practices are a critical component of administering high-quality early care and education programs. This online module provides a framework for effective recruitment, selection, and orientation practices. You will experience a shift in paradigm from thinking of recruitment as a dreaded event to a continuous process of community outreach. You’ll learn about “right fit” […]

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