What We Do 2017-10-23T13:59:15+00:00
All adults — including agency leaders, directors, teachers, receptionists, cooks, bus drivers, and families — must unite on a cohesive approach to high-quality early learning.
All adults — including agency leaders, directors, teachers, receptionists, cooks, bus drivers, and families — must unite on a cohesive approach to high-quality early learning.
THE RESEARCH IS DEFINITIVE — when we work together our children reach their potential, our professionals thrive, our communities are strong, and our systems are healthy and flexible.

Our Process:

We are committed to ensuring that young children in poverty have the same opportunities as those with economic advantage to become the next generation of critical thinkers and leaders. We do this by bringing together educators — across all roles — to define a cohesive approach to high quality that will assure children’s success in school and life.

Leading for Children works with states and early childhood systems through an intensive seminar approach, the development of learning networks and implementation teams, and ongoing support — in person and online — to strengthen and disseminate exemplary early learning practices, leading to improved child outcomes.

When all adults within a community — including agency leaders, program directors, teachers, receptionists, cooks, bus drivers, and families — are united in this effort, systemic changes in early learning are both possible and sustainable.

So many early educators are uncertain and fearful of speaking up. We must change this to ensure that these individuals working with our youngest children cultivate the confidence and skills to model leadership for children.

Programs, Services and Resources:

Leading for Children offers a range of programs, services and resources for all levels of your organization. Our work is rooted in our foundational principles of Optimistic Leadership and The Path to Quality and utilizes other resources including Powerful Interactions.

We provide facilitation, workshops, idea sharing, research and evaluation.

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