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Program Evaluation

6 offwhtblue Program Evaluation Engage in quality improvement. The McCormick Center offers professional learning, expert guidance, and support for program evaluation. Professional learning opportunities on the following three tools…

A Framework for Success: Reflecting on the 2019 Leadership Connections Conference

Our founder, Paula Jorde Bloom, created Leadership Connections™ National Conference as a place where early childhood professionals from across the country (and around the world) could connect and learn together…

How Should the Field of Early Childhood Education Shape the Message of What It Wants From Politicians? | Policy [M]atters, Episode 2

Teri Talan and Susan Ochshorn This video chat was recorded on September 29, 2015, by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. This is episode…

What Are the Implications of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization For the Field of Early Childhood Education? | Policy [M]atters, Episode 1

Teri Talan and Susan Ochshorn This video chat was recorded on June 30, 2015, by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. This is episode…

Whole Leadership: A Framework for Early Childhood Programs

Michael B. Abel, Teri Talan, Marie Masterson Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for…

History

758 3 offwhtblue Our Founding Story and History The Gatekeeper of Quality In 1975, with the support of local philanthropists, Paula Jorde Bloom designed and brought to life the…

Measuring Organizational Conditions for Improving Quality

McCormick Center Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Leaders, policymakers,…

How Can We Put the Whole Child at the Center of Education Reform Policy? | Policy [M]atters, Episode 3

Teri Talan and Susan Ochshorn In this episode, Susan shares heartening insights on New York City’s progress in taking a holistic approach to early care and education. Teri reflects…

Report Shows Pressing Need for Early Childhood Sector to Adopt Whole Leadership

PRESS RELEASE WHEELING, Ill. – While the child care crisis in the United States continues to grow, researchers specializing in early childhood have published data that highlights one of the…

Professional Development Systems (PDS)

5 offwhtblue State Professional Development Systems (PDS) Secure support and expertise for systems building. We work with state and national partners to develop early childhood program leaders through the…

A Renewed Focus in the New Year

Happy New Year! With renewed national focus on preparing children for Kindergarten in birth to age five early childhood programs, it is a perfect time to renew your commitment…

Ready or Not? Evaluating Your Family Child Care Risk Management Plan (RMP)

Robyn Kelton Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. It is…

Illinois Enacts Protection from Preschool Expulsion

On August 14, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed HB2663, a bill that will protect children in publicly-funded early childhood programs from being expelled. This groundbreaking legislation is in response…

Facilitative Leadership: An Exercise of Influence

Jane Humphries Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Whether you…

Leadership Academies

6 offwhtblue Leadership Academies Join a community of practice. The McCormick Center’s Leadership Academies, Ready to Lead (RTL), Taking Charge of Change™ (TCC), and Taking the Lead (TTL), offer…

Whole Leadership For Family Engagement

Michael B. Abel Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Editor’s…

Five Simple Steps to Inspire Positive Change

Marie Masterson Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. High quality…

Setting the Tone for Professional Growth

Dr. Jill Bella Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Note:…

Big Data and Little Kids: In Whose Best Interest?

Susan Ochshorn (guest author) Editor’s Note: An open dialogue is vital to progress! The views of guest authors are not necessarily a reflection of the McCormick Center’s opinions or…

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)

5 offwhtblue Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) We support states’ efforts to raise the bar of quality in early learning and development programs through quality rating and improvement…

Collecting Data to Promote Positive Change

Marie Masterson, PhD Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Try…

Paula Jorde Bloom Scholarship

no no 20190401 Wheeling, IL In 2019, two inaugural scholarships will be awarded for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s upcoming Leadership Connections National Conference. This is the…

Early Childhood Centers in USA and Faroe Islands/Denmark

Jóhannes Miðskarð, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of the Faroe Islands Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the…

National Louis University (NLU)

11676 4 offwhtblue National Louis University Since 1886, National Louis University (NLU) has provided a progressive and professional education that builds careers and strengthens communities. The university offers bachelor’s,…

Leadership Essentials: Taking Steps Toward Positive Impact

Marie Masterson Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Essentials are…

Whole Leadership Series: Putting the Pieces Together

Michael B. Abel Download This document may be printed, photocopied, and disseminated freely with attribution. All content is the property of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership. Over…

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