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Evidence Says! Webinar Series – Program Leadership

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

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.


About the presenters




Veronica A. Fernandez, PhD – 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 play 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 implement play-based early childhood STEM interventions in places and spaces that children and families spend time (e.g., parks, school yards, 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 InstitutionHuffington PostBOLD Blog, and other media outlets.


January 20
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST




Region 9 Head Start Association

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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