Resources & Research

Strong leadership makes a difference! Our resources and research equip stakeholders with tools and effective strategies to apply evidence-based best practices, engage children and families in vibrant learning communities, and run educational programs that are fiscally sound and great places to work. Our research also aims to inform policy to embed quality supports for early childhood leadership in state and federal initiatives.

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L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse

The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood™ Clearinghouse is a comprehensive resource that is focused on early childhood leadership—birth through age eight. Data gathered from hundreds of sources are accessible through this interactive website. The clearinghouse includes national and state level data about the status of the early childhood leadership workforce; higher education programs and academies designed to develop leaders; and a comparison of states’ policies to ensure quality leadership.

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Featured Updates

Keep abreast of news and updates about issues, innovation, research, and policies affecting early childhood leadership. Keep up with McCormick Center news and announcements as well.

Featured Library Resources

Dedicated to building the leadership capacity of the early childhood workforce for more than 30 years, the McCormick Center is the principal source for understanding leadership in the field. Search from a variety of practical resources and tools centered on whole leadership, administrative practice, improving program operations, and supporting organizational change.