December 20, 2022

Our 10 Most Popular Resources in 2022

by McCormick Center

As 2022 comes to a close, we are reflecting on our team’s outstanding research and efforts from the past 12 months. These are the McCormick Center’s top 10 most viewed resources from this year – simply click on the titles to read the full articles. Happy new year!

1. How Self-Aware Am I?

If you’re highly self-aware, you can objectively evaluate yourself, manage your emotions, align your behavior with your values, and understand correctly how others perceive you.


2. Mixed Emotions and the Return to National Conferences

I have just returned from presenting at and attending the National Association for Family Child Care’s (NAFCC) 32nd Annual National Family Child Care Conference and I am experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. Let me explain a bit more.


3. Recruiting, Selecting, Orienting—and Keeping What You Have

From competitive wage increases in other industries to re-thinking their career choices, professionals in our field are contemplating change due to the insecurity created by such tough economic times. As a result, early childhood leaders are desperate to employ staff and are seeking ideas to do it well.


4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: When Values Become Actions

Findings from the second phase of the Building Leaders project, Leading with Equity, are presented in an iPoster, which accompanies this article by Teri Talan Ed.D., Michael W. Louis Chair and Senior Policy Advisor at The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Education Leadership.


5. Taking Small Steps to Strengthen Program Impact: Making the Most of Pedagogical Leadership

What steps can leaders take to strengthen early childhood programs? How can they get ahead of daily interruptions and create a plan to pull staff together around quality improvement goals?


6. The Impact of Race, Culture, and Language on the Leadership Journeys of ECEC Leaders of Color

This brief is concerned with just one of the research questions guiding the Leading with Equity research project: How has race, culture, or language influenced the leadership journeys of ECEC program leaders of color?


7. Cultivating Hope, Even on Our Toughest Days

Now more than ever, focusing on finding hope, even on our toughest days, is how we will make it through to brighter days.


8. Listening: A Key to Cultural Competence

Listening became the key to fostering stronger relationships with those around me and becoming a better leader.


9. All Aboard – Supporting Staff on Their Professional Development Journeys

As an early childhood program administrator, I saw myself as both a travel agent and conductor in assisting my staff in their professional development journeys.


10. Mirrors and Windows in Your Preschool Classroom: Adding approachable LGBTQ+ representation to your program through your shared library

In honor of Pride Month, we encourage all leaders to do more to ensure the real world we are helping our children and staff explore is inclusive of the many LGBTQ+ people and families who live in this world.


Read and download these resources and more in the McCormick Center Resource Library.

*Based on page views through December 13, 2022.