Support One, Impact Hundreds: Evaluation of a Facilitated Cohort Model of Online Director Training

As the gatekeepers to quality, early childhood directors set the standards and expectations for staff performance, family engagement, and community outreach. Research has consistently shown that the effectiveness of program administrators is directly related to their own level of formal education and specialized training in leadership and management. Unfortunately, few program directors have had specialized training in educational leadership and business management prior to assuming their administrative duties. Comprehensive, online leadership training is one option to ensure that busy directors attain the administrative training they need.