• Illinois AEYC Legislative Report 3-15-19

    Legislative Report- BDM.docx

  • Illinois AEYC Newsletter- Q1 2019

    Newsletter 2019 Q1 pdf.pdf

  • Connect with early childhood leaders from across the country.

    Connect with early childhood leaders from across the country.

    Registration is now open for Leadership Connections™, the national conference for leaders in early childhood education. Hosted by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Leadership Connections is where leaders across the country gather to hear from keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field.
    The 2019 line-up of featured experts includes:

    • Myra Jones-Taylor, ZERO TO THREE
    • Walter S. Gilliam, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
    • Libby Doggett, formerly of the U.S. Department of Education
    • Susan MacDonald
    • Aisha Ray, BUILD Initiative
    • Cynthia Tate, Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development
    • Ashley Nazarak, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    • Teri Talan, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

    …and many more!
    Join the nearly 800 early childhood leaders like you who are dedicated to improving quality in early childhood education. The conference takes place May 9-11, 2019, in Wheeling, Illinois. Register today to lock in your early bird rate.

    * Illinois AEYC is sharing this information on behalf of our friends and colleagues at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.

  • A Community of Practice Is Waiting for You

    A Community of Practice Is Waiting for You

    Join a professional learning community focused on early childhood leadership. The McCormick Center’s three Leadership Academies offer transformational professional learning for center-based and home-based program administrators. These communities of practice meet throughout the year. Credits for college and professional development credentials are available.

    Ready to Lead
    For: Newly hired Center-based Administrators (less than three years of administrator experience)
    Develop your Leadership Essentials. This community of practice will cover topics including the power of self-awareness and reflection, understanding your leadership style, transitioning from peer to supervisor, and productivity and project management. Content in Ready to Lead (RTL) is aligned with the Illinois Director Credential and Illinois Gateways to Opportunity.
    Learn More

    Taking Charge of Change™
    For: Experienced Center-based Administrators
    Empower yourself and embrace the change process. Delve into topics that strengthen your leadership style, promote peak performance, expand systems thinking, and build a strong organizational climate. Develop a quality improvement plan focused on identified needs. Content in Taking Charge of Change (TCC) is aligned with the Program Administration Scale (PAS), Illinois Director Credential, ExceleRate Illinois, and Illinois Gateways to Opportunity.
    Learn More

    Taking the Lead
    For: Home-based Program Administrators
    Learn strategies to grow and sustain your business. Work alongside other family child care providers to enhance your skills as an entrepreneur and educator. Work toward achieving professional certificates and improving your QRIS rating. Content in Taking the Lead (TTL) is aligned with the Business Administration Scale for Family Child Care (BAS), Family Child Care Credential, ExceleRate Illinois, and Illinois Gateways to Opportunity.
    Learn More

    * Sharing on behalf of our friends and colleagues at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.

  • Connect with early childhood leaders from across the country.

    Connect with early childhood leaders from across the country.

    Registration is now open for Leadership Connections™, the national conference for leaders in early childhood education. Hosted by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Leadership Connections is where leaders across the country gather to hear from keynote speakers, take part in a public policy forum, attend skill-building sessions, and network with other leaders in the field.
    The 2019 line-up of featured experts includes:

    • Myra Jones-Taylor, ZERO TO THREE
    • Walter S. Gilliam, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
    • Libby Doggett, formerly of the U.S. Department of Education
    • Susan MacDonald
    • Aisha Ray, BUILD Initiative
    • Cynthia Tate, Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development
    • Ashley Nazarak, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    • Teri Talan, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

    …and many more!
    Join the nearly 800 early childhood leaders like you who are dedicated to improving quality in early childhood education. The conference takes place May 9-11, 2019, in Wheeling, Illinois. Register today to lock in your early bird rate.

    * Illinois AEYC is sharing this information on behalf of our friends and colleagues at McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.

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