Early Ed Leadership & Innovation

We train frontline early educators and child care business owners in entrepreneurial leadership, and research ways to support them at scale

March 18, 2020

Seeking Early Ed Leadership Coaches

Are you an experienced early educator with a bachelor’s degree? Would you like to share your #ECE leadership and administrative skills to help other providers improve teaching and program quality? Then please apply to be an Early Leadership Coach. We’re currently seeking 10 new coaches to deliver coaching services as part of our leadership coaching team and our grant-funded projects with the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

Duties include:

  • Oversee coaching planning and delivery in the Metro Boston region or other assigned region; this will include outreach and recruitment, implementation of the Leadership Coaching Model.
  • Utilize the coaching model’s cycle of program assessment, goal-setting, observation, implementation, feedback, and reflection to build the capacity of program leaders to improve teaching and program quality.
  • Conduct outreach and maintain public relations within the community.


  • Bachelors degree in early childhood education or related field, and 10+ years experience working in/with EEC-licensed early care and education programs, including at least three years in ECE program leadership and administration. Graduate degree/Post Masters certificate in ECE preferred.

For more information or to submit an application visit the UMass Boston employment opportunities website. We will be accepting applications until Friday, March 27.

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March 16, 2020

ECE sector advocates for inclusion in coronavirus economic stimulus package

As the country continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, 35 national child welfare and early care and education organizations last week called on the federal government to ensure that “significant and flexible emergency funding” for ECE is part of any emergency stimulus package. They made their call in a March 11 letter to Congresss. In a follow up communication to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), they urged Congress to issue “immediate and clear guidance from to state Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) administrators and lead agencies regarding policy choices that can help child care providers and the families they serve remain operable, financially stable and, to the degree possible, open during and after the ongoing COVID19/coronavirus crisis.” Continue Reading →

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