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National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The learning opportunities for early educators need to be sustainable, accessible, self-directed, and relevant. Online professional development programs offer some unique features (e.g., easy access, low cost or free, extended accessibility, time…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2020
Reports & Papers

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, with the support of the Foundation for Child Development, recently conducted a study to determine whether there was consensus among ECE leadership stakeholders about the need for a unified…

Talan Teri N., August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Early care and education programs are largely open for business during this time of COVID-19. Program leaders are currently responsible for meeting new health and safety requirements, often restricted to lower enrollments, incurring increased costs…
Kelton Robyn, Summer 2020
Reports & Papers
For this study, data were aggregated from the last three completed cohorts to explore four important questions. Does participation in TTL improve participants' knowledge and skills on topics related to business and professional practices, including…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The field knows little about the specific program design factors that lead to favorable program outcomes (Reynolds, 2004), and very few studies have addressed this issue. Therefore, we reviewed two frequently cited studies that looked at Head Start…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The Early Education Essentials is a recently developed tool to examine program conditions that affect early childhood education instructional and emotional quality. It is patterned after the Five Essentials Framework, which is widely used to measure…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
One approach for supporting FCC providers is through staffed family child care networks (SFCCNs). Organizations such as child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&R), Head Start agencies (including Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start),…
Abel Michael B., Talan Teri N., Magid Marina, December, 2018
Other
The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse presents national and state statistics related to early childhood administrators (site-based directors, family child care providers, and school principals), and the qualifications related to their education…
Abel Michael B., Magid Marina, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes an evaluation study conducted by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University of its Aim4Excellence program from 2014 through 2017. The Aim4Excellence National Director Credential offers an…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Recently, the McCormick Center completed an evaluation of Aim4Excellence to assess its effectiveness. Findings from the study suggest Aim4Excellence participants were successful in completing the modules and their early childhood programs improved…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2018
Reports & Papers
In 1997, Paula Jorde Bloom examined the perceived roles and work history of 257 early care and education program directors. She identified three developmental career stages: beginning directors, competent directors, and master directors based on…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, May, 2018
Reports & Papers
To better understand the conditions that affect attitudes about the workplace, the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University examined data from child care center staff and administrators who completed the Early…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2018
Reports & Papers
This study provides an overview of early childhood leadership degree programs in the United States based on a scan of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Early Childhood Higher Education (ECHE) Directory. Methods, findings…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief highlights the data, results, and recommendations of a New America report that looks at the differences between early childhood program directors and elementary school principals in terms of standards, compensation and retention, and…
Abel Michael B., Talan Teri N., Newkirk Melissa K., 01 July, 2017
Other
This document provides an overview of the L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse, a resource that collects data about early childhood program leadership. It includes information on the Clearinghouse, including its need, development, and data; a…