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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:
MAY – JUNE 2022 | VIRTUAL
This virtual, six-session* institute is specifically designed for those in technical assistance (TA) roles, including coaches, mentors, and consultants, who support family child care providers in improving their business and professional practices. The Transformative TA Institute is focused on how to use the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS) as a tool for providing technical assistance.
*Optional Overview of the BAS | May 3, 2022| 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., CT
An optional two-hour pre-Institute session will be available on May 3, 2022 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm, CT) to provide an overview of the BAS participants with limited experience with the tool. If you have not been trained to reliability on the tool, or have not used the BAS extensively, this session is a necessary foundation for the Transformative TA Institute. There is no additional charge to attend.
Session 1 | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
Session 2 | Friday | Friday, May 6 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
Session 3 | Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
Session 4 | Friday, May 20, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
Session 5 | Wednesday, June, 1 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
Session 6 | Friday, June 3, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
The McCormick Center offers a variety of consultation options: