- Resources & Research
The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood™ Clearinghouse is a comprehensive resource focused on early childhood program leadership—birth through age eight. Data gathered from hundreds of sources are accessible through this interactive website. Links to specific resources make this an especially useful tool. The clearinghouse includes
The McCormick Center publishes a biennial status report on the state of early childhood leadership in the United States using data from the clearinghouse.
The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse provides access to national and state-specific information regarding the policies that influence early childhood leadership, the availability of quality supports for leaders, and statistics about the leadership workforce. This information is presented in a national summary and state profiles through an interactive website.
Five policy levers assess the degree to which states ensure quality program leadership through qualification standards related to their education, professional development, and experience, including:
Each policy lever is scored using a rubric with multiple indicators, yielding an average score for each lever and an overall policy levers score. In addition to the policy levers, the clearinghouse displays statistics on 42 elements for the U.S., 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The statistics for each of these profiles include: