Well-qualified early childhood administrators need core knowledge in both early childhood education and program administration. The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership provides a range of services and products that support state and local efforts to raise the bar for program administration for early learning and development programs. View our interactive map.
How We Can Help
EVIDENCE-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODELS
The McCormick Center provides the following evidence-based professional development opportunities to help administrators build sound management and leadership practices:
- Aim4Excellence™ Online National Director Credential
The McCormick Center will work with you to develop a customized Aim4Excellence learning community to meet the unique needs of your state or region. The McCormick Center has supported more than 60 cohorts around the country in states to implement interactive online professional development as a part of QRIS, career lattices, or quality improvement efforts.
- Taking Charge of Change™ Leadership Training (Train-the-Trainer)
The McCormick Center can help your state or professional development organizational develop a cadre of informed and experienced trainers to implement this empowering and life-changing leadership development experience for center directors. We’ve worked to help organizations in more than 20 states implement Taking Charge of Change.
- Taking the Lead: A Family Child Care Initiative
This dynamic community of practice model empowers family child care providers as they implement strategies for growing and sustaining successful businesses. Areas of focus include continuous quality improvement, relationship building and advocacy, learning environments, family partnerships, and implementing business best practices. Contact us to see how this professional development experience may align with your state’s quality initiative.
- Tailored presentations, workshops, and institutes
The McCormick Center offers customized training on a variety of topics to expand early childhood leadership capacity and management skills. We’ll work with your organization to design high-impact professional development experiences for your conference or quality improvement initiative. Request a quote or additional information.
PROGRAM EVALUATION TOOLS AND STATE QRIS CONSULTATION
Program administrators need to be able to plan and budget for the success of their programs; attract, develop, and retain talented staff; provide instructional leadership focused on children’s learning and development; and create an organizational culture of continuous, on-going reflection, evaluation, and improvement.
The McCormick Center can help your state or region implement the following reliable and easy-to-administer tools to measure and improve quality of administrative practices in early childhood programs:
- Program Administration Scale (PAS)
- Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS)
- Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES)