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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…
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, 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),…
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, Fall 2016
Reports & Papers
Based on an online survey, this study examines how professional development is implemented in center-based early childhood programs in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and American Samoa. Focusing on eleven professional development supports, it…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Winter 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Initiatives to improve administrative practices in early childhood programs take many forms. Some models are high-intensity, providing substantial external support for directors--formal training leading to an advanced degree, high dosage of…
Bloom Paula Jorde, Jackson Safiyah, Talan Teri N., Kelton Robyn, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of Taking Charge of Change (TCC), a 10-month leadership training program for administrators of early childhood programs, that examines participants' job status, career decisions, commitment to the profession, and perceptions of the program,…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study of the characteristics of programs that support leadership development in the early childhood education field, based on survey responses from 55 leadership development programs
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of perceptions related to personal, program, and community outcomes of participants in Aim4Excellence, an online training for early childhood program administrators with supplemental monthly meetings, based on interviews with 28 early…
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of an evaluation of Mentoring Pairs for Child Care (MPCC), a project in Ontario to increase child care center quality through professional development and mentoring for child care supervisors, that examines changes in participants'…
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A discussion of issues related to the education and training of preschool teachers
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a study of child care center staff perceptions of professional development opportunities in their child care programs and their relationship to center sponsorship and center director education
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2007
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An examination of 40 Illinois Department of Human Services site-contracted early care and education centers, measuring the impact of two professional development initiatives on accreditation status, teacher turnover rates, funding, and the quality…
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2006
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of license-exempt child care in Illinois, practitioner qualifications, and practitioner's interest in professional development, based on a survey of license-exempt child care providers receiving assistance from the Illinois Child Care…
National-Louis University. McCormick Tribune Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a research review that measures the professional development of lead teachers or family child care providers and discusses the way professional development is defined and measured in early childhood research