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 1, 2024
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Adopting the Essential Leadership Model: Little Voices Early Education and Care 

Initially, neither Maureen Myers nor Katie Shanley was enthusiastic about joining UMass Boston’s Early Childhood Support Organization (ECSO), a multi-year program for center-based ECE teams looking to build their capacity to provide the highest-quality learning experiences for the children and … Continue reading

October 11, 2023
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UMass Boston Team Cites Key Impacts of Expanding Affordable, Quality Child Care and Early Education in Massachusetts

A multidisciplinary team from UMass Boston has developed a simulator to produce estimates of key impacts of proposed legislation in Massachusetts to expand access to affordable, quality child care and early education. Led by the Institute for Early Education Leadership … Continue reading

October 2, 2023
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Media Advisory: Research Brief on Affordable, Quality Child Care and Early Education Expansion in MA To Be Released Oct 11

WHAT: Research Brief Release and Presentation: Estimating the Impacts of Legislation to Expand Affordable Quality Child Care and Early Education in Massachusetts: Initial Findings on Utilization, Employment, and Financial Assistance WHO: UMass Boston Early Education CUSP (Cost and Usage Simulator … Continue reading

July 21, 2023
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Meet a StrongStart PDC Training Specialist: Jody Figuerido, Ph.D.

As early educators, we’re well aware of the chaos COVID-19 caused in our profession. Many of us are still grappling with pandemic-related financial shortfalls, staffing shortages, and an increase in challenging behavior among the children in our classrooms or programs—along … Continue reading

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