ERIC Number: ED473326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-11
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative Leadership: A Forum on Universal Prekindergarten.
Since New York States Universal PreKindergarten (UPK) program was enacted, New York City has made tremendous strides in providing quality early childhood education to its children. Noting that the legislative requirements for UPK are designed to foster collaboration with community-based organizations, this report discusses the need for collaborative leadership in early education as affirmed in a 2002 forum of stakeholders in New York Citys UPK program. This forum offered community school districts and community-based organizations the opportunity to share technical strategies for collaborative implementation of the UPK program in New York City. The topics covered included budgeting techniques, contracting requirements, and strategies for effective recruitment and enrollment. The forum also helped to surface some of the remaining obstacles to collaboration, emphasizing the continued need for communication, flexibility, and openness. The mutual commitment of all partners to collaboration, agreed the speakers, was the critical ingredient in bringing quality early childhood education to the children of New York City. The report concludes with a list of resources on UPK in New York City and a list of members of the Early Childhood Strategic Group. (KB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Contracts, Cooperation, Enrollment Management, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Stakeholders, Student Recruitment
Child Care, Inc. 275 Seventh Ave, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Tel: 212-929-7604; Fax: 212-929-5785; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.childcareinc.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)