Dr. Paula Jorde Bloom founded the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership in 1985 with the goals of identifying, defining, and supporting the competencies of early childhood program administrators. These goals focused on the importance of quality early learning programs by bringing credibility to the importance and complexity of the administrator’s role.
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, an American organisation at the National Louis University, has an extensive library of articles that you can access for free. Many of these articles are focused on helping administrators in supporting their ELCC staff. It would also be beneficial to any ECE looking to support their colleagues. Articles such as, “Manage Your Time to Mentor Your Staff,” and “Taking Small Steps to Strengthen Program Impact: Making the Most of Pedagogical Leadership.” There are articles relevant to supporting family child care providers, specifically, such as, “Family Child Care Educator AND Entrepreneur: Why Titles Matter.” As well, there are articles to support increasing cultural competency skills such as, “Listening: A Key to Cultural Competence,” and “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: When Values Become Actions.”
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