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Vannebo Berit Irene, Gotvassli Kjell-Age, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article presents the results of a study of the understanding and implementation of the concept of strategy in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. Recent research has indicated that management functions in ECECs have changed…
Mathias Debi, Bella Jill, Talan Teri N., 01 September, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar examines components of administrative and pedagogical leadership and ways in which related standards can be embedded into quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Topics discussed include assessment, training/technical assistance…
Mathias Debi, Bella Jill, Talan Teri N., 01 September, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines components of administrative and pedagogical leadership and ways in which related standards can be embedded into quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Topics discussed include…
Kangas Jonna, Venninen Tuulikki, Ojala Mikko, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this article, we describe the professional development towards distributed leadership among different organizational levels in Finnish day care centres within the Helsinki metropolitan area. The aim of the study was to monitor the progress of…
Hujala Eeva, Eskelinen Mervi, Keskinen Soili, Chen Christine, Inoue Chika, Matsumoto Mariko, Kawase Masahiro, July-September 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Leadership research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a relatively new undertaking. It combines leadership concepts from school research as well as from business. There are common aspects in the leadership profession, but the context…
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…