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Develop expertise. The McCormick Center works with individuals, organizations, and state agencies to develop informed and experienced trainers, coaches, mentors, technical assistance specialists, and organizational consultants who are interested in supporting the whole leadership development of early childhood administrators.
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership works with organizations and state agencies to support the development of trainers on early childhood leadership content. The Director’s Toolbox Management series includes seven books and Trainer’s Guides on important and timely topics related to early childhood program administration. The McCormick Center offers a full-day training on each book. Convene a group of trainers to learn the content of the Director’s Toolbox Trainer’s Guides and unique delivery techniques. The trainers can learn the content by observing and participating in training sessions with directors and debriefing afterwards or can learn the content as an exclusive group.
Choose from several options:
The maximum group size for trainers is 30. If you want to include directors in the training day with the trainers the maximum is 80 participants (so if you have 30 trainers attending you could invite up to 50 administrators to attend).
Director’s Toolbox Series of books and trainer’s guides include:
Interested in learning more? Watch this recording of our informational webinar.
Focus your coaching and mentoring skills. These professional learning experiences will keep you on top of the latest research, abreast of best practices, and innovative in your delivery techniques. Sample topics include:
FEBRUARY – MARCH 2021 | VIRTUAL*
This virtual, six session institute is specifically designed for those in technical assistance (TA) roles, including coaches, mentors, and consultants, who support early childhood administrators in improving the quality of their programs. The Transformative TA Institute is focused on how to use the PAS as a tool for providing technical assistance.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, CT (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, CT (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, CT (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, CT (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, CT (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT)
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021 | 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, CT (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PT)
*Note, the content of this Institute was presented in 2019 as in-person format. We are happy to have repeat participants, as we have added a few new features including more opportunities for networking and discussions related to challenging situations. However, the content is the same.
The McCormick Center offers a variety of consultation options: