The
Leadership Initiative
Explores
NAEYC's
From Survive
to Thrive
In 2019 the Leadership Initiative will host activites, events and discussions around the National Association for the Education of Young Children's new publication for leaders: From Survive to Thrive: A Director's Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program.

Early Childhood Director's Conference

October 28th, 2019

In October over 200 early childhood leaders attended the our first Early Childhood Directors Conference, focused on From Survive to Thrive: A Director's Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program.

Authors Debbie Leekeenan and Iris Chin Ponte gave a keynote address and lead breakout sessions. Attendees heard from our speakers and engaged in discussions with other leaders about facilitative leadership; finding perspective, balance, and flexibility in our work; strategies to support great staff; and how to build reciprocal relationships by learning from and with families.

Iris Chin Ponte
Director and Teacher
Debbie LeeKeenan
Early Childhood Consultant and Lecturer