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What are the characteristics of great leadership in early education and care? At the Early Childhood Strategic Leadership Institute on June 14th sponsored by ECA and Wellesley College, we explored that question. Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President led the closing panel where...read more
What a difference it can make when something is explained in a clear, concise way! Early Childhood Associates recently collaborated with the Child Development Division in the Vermont Department of Children and Families to develop Guidance Manuals for Group, Family,...read more
Query: How can I help the administrator to be open to change and learn about how he/she can help the teacher? Advice: Change is not easy for most people. It means our current behaviors, founded on deep beliefs from our own experiences, are not quite right or even...read more
Query: How can I hope the educator see what I see- perspective taking? Advice: While it is not always comfortable for us as coaches, I believe the first step should be self-reflection on current practice. You can accomplish this by referring to the Guiding Change,...read more
Community Teamwork, Inc. in Greater Lowell helps nearly 50,000 individuals from 63 cities and towns in northeastern Massachusetts gain greater economic independence. One arm of the organization focuses on children and families through its early learning programs. As...read more
The Path to Head Start Executive Director This issue of Coaching Conversations e-news features Pam Kuechler as the Voice of Experience. Currently, Pam serves as the Executive Director of Massachusetts the Head Start Association, a role she has held for 4 years. Pam...read more