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Ramgopal, Poonam S.; Dieterle, Kevin P.; Aviles, Jill; McCreedy, Barbara; Davis, Caroline F. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
The field of early care and education continues to change, and strong leadership is needed to ensure that it is moving in the right direction to benefit young children and their families. Early childhood programs face pressure at national, state, and local levels to meet performance standards, increase accountability, ensure efficiency, and offer…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Professional Development, Leadership Effectiveness
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Zwahr, Melissa D.; Davis, Caroline F.; Aviles, Jill; Buss, Kristen H.; Stine, Helen – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Increasingly, infants and toddlers in the United States are being cared for outside of the home and/or by extended family (Capizzano & Adams, 2000). This social and demographic change has placed an unprecedented level of responsibility on people other than family--caregivers--to provide a nurturing, stimulating, and safe environment that will…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Training, Infants