In this follow-up session, we will discuss the multifaceted roles and responsibilities of ECE leaders. We will unpack three primary aspects of comprehensive leadership: operational, relational, and pedagogical. Together, we will think about the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and resources that a leader needs to be successful. We will discuss practical, evidence-based strategies for reflection and goal-setting to improve your leadership, empower your team, and maximize the quality of services and supports that children and families experience. Click here to learn more.
Veronica A. Fernandez, Ph.D. – Leading the session on January 20, 2021. Dr. Fernandez is a Developmental Psychologist and Research Scientist at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on understanding and improving the quality of early learning experiences and promoting equity for culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse children. She uses intentional inquiry and plays as mechanisms to facilitate joyful, experiential learning. She has expertise in facilitating coaching, teacher professional development, and family engagement initiatives. Dr. Fernandez also supports ECE leaders in improving aspects of organizational climate through reflective and responsive practices.
Dr. Andres Sebastian Bustamante – Leading the session on September 30, 2020. Dr. Bustamante designs and implements play-based early childhood STEM interventions in places and spaces that children and families spend time (e.g., parks, schoolyards, grocery stores, etc.). He maintains an intentional focus on translating rigorous science from the lab, into meaningful research in the classroom, and the community. Dr. Bustamante is also committed to sharing and interpreting early childhood research with a broader audience through blog posts for the Brookings Institution, Huffington Post, BOLD Blog, and other media outlets.
I have been to management workshops, not leadership training. This has totally changed my perspective and encouraged me to propel forward in developing my skills.
I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship helped me get one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Head Start Director.
I took part in The disproportionate impact of COVID 19, and how to provide “real” support for black/brown children and families and I just want to say this was an amazing webinar. I hope we can look forward to further conversation on this topic.
Thank you so much for making events like this! I really enjoyed and learned so much teaching strategies to implement STEM in the classroom.
The HR Network was an excellent opportunity to network and learn the best practices from other HR professionals within Head Start programs. You will be amazed by the level of talent and experience of the participants.
The Summer Camp training was powerful and inspiring! Each presenter was very engaging, it’s hard to even pick a favorite session!
The Leadership Challenge training was very relevant to my work as a Head Start leader! Great facilitation; stayed with the program yet allowed time for individual and small group reflections.
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