I think we are missing the boat on Directors in the field.
Family Life Educator
Sandford Children's CHILD Services
1115 W. 41st ST
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
I'd love to introduce you to the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, which provides a wealth of information and free resources for early childhood program leaders. You can check out the Director's Toolbox series of books and trainings, Leadership Academies, the Program Administration Scale training and other fantastic resources.
Great news! October 1st, Building on Whole Leadership: Energizing and Strengthening Your Early Childhood Program will be released from Gryphon House. The book is a practical and inspirational guide that provides strategies to maximize your time, energy, and program resources.
In addition are many e-learning opportunities, including AIM4Excellence. Aim4Excellence is an online national director credential for early childhood administrators. It focuses on the essential knowledge and skills leaders need to deliver high-quality programming for young children. Aim4Excellence is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as an alternative path for meeting the director qualifications for NAEYC program accreditation. AIM4Excellence will be released soon in a completely updated format with all new content and fantastic resources for program leaders. Stay tuned!Please reach out! We'd love to hear from you and support you.Marie MastersonMcCormick Center for Early Childhood LeadershipWheeling, Illinois