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Join us on December 1, 2020 to support early childhood leaders.
"We pledge to do more to promote racial equity. We are committed to supporting impactful leaders in communities of color across the country."

–Donna Jacobson, Executive Director

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Leadership Matters

Strong early childhood leadership positively impacts outcomes for children and families. Very few leaders arrive in their roles with all of the experience, education, or specialized training they need. The McCormick Center has played a critical role in increasing access to professional development and credentials for early childhood leaders. To date, nearly 35,000 early childhood leaders have received professional development through the McCormick Center.

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Leadership Connections National Conference

Leadership Connections™ National Conference is the premier national conference for decision-makers and leaders in early childhood education. Hear stimulating keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and connect with others like you.

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National Director Credential:
Aim4Excellence

Earn your national director credential online. Aim4Excellence is eligible for college credit, aligns with state professional development credentials, and supports National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) program accreditation.

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Advance Your Career

Advance your career with college credit options available through National Louis University, our parent organization, for the following professional learning experiences:

  • National Director Credential (Aim4Excellence™)
  • Leadership Academies
  • Leadership Connections™ National Conference

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