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

June 18, 2022
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Ninth annual Leadership Forum on Early Education, Research, Policy, and Practice showcases inspiring and innovative Change Projects  

What did attendees of our ninth annual Leadership Forum on Early Education, Research, Policy, and Practice think of the event? 

They loved it! 

But don’t take our word for it. Take theirs. 

Below is a representative sample of feedback from attendees: 

  • “Hearing so many perspectives and new solutions for persistent challenges!”  
  • “The passion!”
  • “The opportunity to network.” 
  • “Learning from different perspectives and hearing how they can collaborate to continually improve our field.” 

“This is what we see year after year and it’s what makes this event so special,” said Lynne Mendes, Director of Leadership Programs for the Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation. “At this event, early educators showcase their expertise and make connections they would not have had the chance to make otherwise.” 

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June 2, 2022
by IEELI
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Family Child Care providers lead for change

Nearly everyone who has worked in the field of early education has had the experience of hearing the expertise required to work with very young children dismissed as little more than “babysitting.” 

It’s a serious issue. 

When policymakers and voters do not understand that the foundation of quality early education begins with a highly skilled workforce, they are far less likely to make the investments required to ensure that every child has access to high quality care and education.

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