Supporting center directors and owners in acquiring strategies to support staff in their professional growth, and in implementing high-quality administrative practices and leadership skills to better serve the most vulnerable children in order to raise the quality of the children’s learning environment.

Name of CoP
Early Childhood Development Group – Linking Leaders

Goal
Linking Leaders links center owners, directors and teachers who serve the most vulnerable children to resources and information that raise the quality of the children’s environments.

Philosophy
Linking Leaders incorporates developmentally appropriate practices into all coaching and mentoring events.  Linking Leaders believes that owners, directors and teachers that are connected to resources and other professionals will be more effective teachers and administrators.

How to enroll
Childcare centers are enrolled by the owner/director. Administrators must agree to attend the nine (9) Administrators Cohort training sessions. A Teachers Cohort is available for center staff. Administrators must nominate staff members to enroll in the Teachers Cohort. Nominated staff must make a commitment to attend the nine (9) training sessions. 

When and where classes/sessions are held

2019-2020 Administrator Cohort sessions are held at the various member centers on one Tuesday a month from 6:30-8:30pm. The Teacher Cohort sessions are held on one Saturday a month from 9:00-11:00am at locations to be announced. All meetings are held during of the 3rd full week of the month, except February when meetings are held the last full week of the month.  Members will also receive quarterly coaching at their place of employment or a location convenient to the member and the coach.

For more information please contact

Kathy Steele
Leadership Educator
kathy@azecdg.org

Bill Berk
Director

bill@azecdg.org

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