- Resources & Research
Research in the early childhood field demonstrates the critical role that program quality plays in the development of the cognitive skills, social abilities, and healthy behaviors that prepare children to succeed in school and life.
Since 1985, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership has focused on the roleof early childhood leaders as the catalysts of program improvement and quality.
Research shows enhanced leadership competencies and increased leadership capacity within organizations yield sustainable improvements in program quality, which will in turn improve outcomes for children and families served.
Individual Level – Leaders
State Level – Systems
National Level – Field
Mission: We empower leaders and advance the field to promote excellence in early childhood education.
Vision: We envision innovative and responsive early childhood systems with extraordinary leaders who inspire the best start for every child.
Values: Advancement, Equity, Excellence, Impact, Integrity