Resources 2018-10-08T12:24:45+00:00
Documenting strategies for best practice is a powerful opportunity to elevate the wisdom from the field.
Documenting strategies for best practice is a powerful opportunity to elevate the wisdom from the field.

Resources

At Leading for Children, we are committed to creating free resources that can help you provide the highest quality early learning programs for young children and their families. We believe that documenting strategies for best practice is a powerful opportunity to continue to elevate the wisdom from the field by articulating and documenting strategies that work.

Enhancing Program Quality: Early Learning Directors Share Their Wisdom

At Leading for Children, we know that early childhood educators are always finding new and creative ways to nurture and inspire children — our next generation of critical thinkers and leaders. In March of 2017 we introduced The Leading for Children Innovative Ideas Award as an opportunity to recognize great ideas being implemented by early learning program directors. These ideas support continuous quality improvement, and for this reason we want to share them with you. We received many outstanding ideas from directors around the country. We selected ideas for awards and hope you’ll feel inspired to try or adapt them or perhaps feel validated when something you read reflects practices you’re using successfully in your program.

The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders

This article introduces the Leading for Children model of Optimistic Leadership, presented by Judy Jablon at the NAEYC National Conference held in Atlanta in November 2017.  We have created this downloadable resource in response to participants’ requests to make the material available. The Optimistic Leadership Reflection Tool is included.

The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders: Judy’s Keynote Presentation

Judy is often asked to facilitate a keynote presentation about Optimistic Leadership. This handout captures the essential messages of her presentation. The keynote presentation examines how all educators can use the Five Commitments to enhance their practice be role models of optimistic leadership for children.