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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…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief compares perceptions about the roles and capacities of early childhood leaders, based on research conducted in Australia and the United States.
Saari Eveliina, Lehtonen Mikko, Toivonen Marja, April, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Innovations in an organisation derive from multiple sources. In the public sector, users and the policy sphere provide important but often unconnected impulses for innovation. These impulses are transmitted to the organisation by grassroots…
Zinsser Katherine M., Curby Timothy W., October-December 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is great emphasis recently on improving the quality of early childhood education in the United States. Within quality rating improvement systems, classroom quality is often reported at the center or program levels. Yet little is known about…
Poppick Libbie, Stoney Louise, 10 October, 2014
Multimedia
This webinar explains the use and benefit of cost modeling for centers of early care and education. It presents a generic cost model, focusing on revenues, expenses, and the factors that vary by quality level, affecting profit and loss. Examples of…
Poppick Libbie, Stoney Louise, 10 October, 2014
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that explains the use and benefit of cost modeling for centers of early care and education. It presents a generic cost model, focusing on revenues, expenses, and the factors that vary by quality…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., LaForett Dore R., Schaaf Jennifer M., Hildebrandt Lisa, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
The purpose of the current study was to gather information to understand local variations in implementation of recruitment, application, assignment, and waitlist procedures. Questions addressed in the current report include: What are the methods of…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., LaForett Dore R., Schaaf Jennifer M., Hildebrandt Lisa, December, 2013
Executive Summary
The purpose of the current study was to gather information to understand local variations in implementation of recruitment, application, assignment, and waitlist procedures. Questions addressed in the current report include: What are the methods of…
Preston Diane, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article draws on interviews with 29 managers and deputy managers within 15 nurseries in the private sector in England. The author argues that, whilst there is a growing literature on management and professionalism within the Early Years (EY)…
Hard Louise, Jonsdottir Arna H., September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Leadership continues to be an energetically debated and contentious concept. In many contexts it elicits heated and robust discussion and illustrates a degree of disenchantment with the enactment of leadership by corporate moguls, politicians and…
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,…
Bloom Paula Jorde, Jackson Safiyah, Talan Teri N., Kelton Robyn, 2013
Executive Summary
A summary of 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…
Silverstein Patricia L., Hansen David A., December, 2012
Reports & Papers
The Early Learning Ventures (ELV) Alliance model is a non-regulatory intervention designed to improve the efficiency of state child care markets. Strong nonprofit organizations are selected to start Alliances, and in turn they create networks of…
McMullen Mary Benson, Lash Martha, Fall 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
University early childhood programs attempt to balance a traditional tri-part mission: service to children and families; professional development of caregivers/teachers, clinicians, and researchers; and research on child development, learning, and/…
Kotloff Lauren, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the financial management challenges of 26 out-of-school time organizations in Chicago participating in an initiative to improve their financial management systems, based on baseline and nine-month follow-up surveys of 26…