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Leadership Initiative Events

Throughout the year, a variety of events are offered to the membership to encourage networking, collaborations and learning experiences among peers. We offer a Speaker Series, Leadership Panel Discussions and a myriad of workshops to inspire considerations on leadership in early childhood education.

Upcoming events on this page are limited to our publicly advertised events. Member-only events such as Networking events and Book Group discussions will only appear in the "Past Events" section.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Networking Meeting 2023

Sessions Available Between Tuesday, January 3rd 2023 and Tuesday, December 26th 2023

Leading with Gratitude

Leading an early childhood program is challenging. Stresses and frustrations sometimes take center-stage and weaken our resolve. Leaders who can shift into a stance of appreciation are able to reframe challenges as opportunities and cultivate resilience in themselves and their employees. 

Hear from our panel of early childhood leaders on how they practice acknowledgment, harness the positives, prepare for challenges, and strategically plan through a lens of gratitude.

 

Wednesday, November 16th 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Special Topic Meeting: HOME-BASED CHILD CARE PROGRAMS ONLY

Join us to discuss the SCR clearance process. Robin Beller will share suggestions and recommendations to successfully complete your new hire packet to avoid delays in the hiring process. 

Júntese con nosotros para hablar sobre el proceso de autorización en el sistema SCR. Robin Beller estará presente para darles sugerencias y recomendaciones para navegar el proceso de contratación y evitar retrasos en el proceso. 

This is a Long Island event.

Sessions Available Between Thursday, October 13th 2022 and Wednesday, November 9th 2022

Special Topic: CHILD CARE CENTERS AND SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

Join us to discuss the SCR clearance process. Robin Beller will share suggestions and recommendations to successfully complete your new hire packet to avoid delays in the hiring process. 

Sessions Available
Tuesday, October 11th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tuesday, October 25th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

An Interview with Rhian Evans Allvin

Join us! We are honored to host Rhian Evans Allvin for this special state-wide edition of the Leadership Initiative Speaker Series. Come to learn about Rhian's exciting journey as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She served the NAEYC community for over a decade, supporting an increase in membership and bringing strong leadership to the policy advocacy arm of NAEYC's work. During Rhian's tenure, NAEYC released three position statements on equity in early childhood education and convened the Power to the Profession initiative. We'll have the opportunity to learn more about Rhian's leadership philosophy, lessons learned, and her insight on our field at this event. We hope to see you there!  

Wednesday, September 28th 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Onboarding Happy and Engaged Staff Relationships at the Center

Join the Leadership Initiative & QUALITYstarsNY Long Island Specialists in a three-part series learning community. We will explore how to think about your policies and procedures; the importance of cultivating relationships; and ways to mentor and build a cadre of leaders in your program. 

Handouts and reading material will be emailed to participants once they register for the series.

Sessions Available
Wednesday, September 28th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 5th, 10:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday, October 12th, 10:00am - 11:00am

DELETE:Aspire 201 - The Aspire Registry for Leaders: Tools and Resources for Directors

Thursday, August 18th 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Aspire 201 - The Aspire Registry for Leaders: Tools and Resources for Directors

Thursday, August 11th 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm

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Book Group: The Gifts of Imperfection

"The Gifts of Imperfection, Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are"  by Brene Brown.

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Facilitated discussion of leadership books
Book groups present an opportunity for members to gather to discuss leadership publications and resources and are facilitated by committed professionals, dedicated to deepening the dialogue and illuminating the key messages‚Äč

Please register for a Book Group, as there is limited space.


Participants will be provided a FREE copy of  "The Gifts of Imperfection, Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are"  by Brene Brown

 

Sessions Available
Thursday, August 4th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 8th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Being Seen and Heard: Bringing Our Whole Self to the Leadership Journey

This virtual panel will offer diverse perspectives on how women leaders of color have navigated their leadership journey.  This panel will discuss ways program leaders can create inclusive spaces where everyone’s voice and strengths are valued, identify leadership qualities and promote opportunities for growth, and discuss strategies for recruiting and mentoring educators to take on leadership roles within the profession. We will learn from the experiences and perspectives of an early childhood director, group family childcare owner, CEO and owner of early childhood programs, and an early childhood educator/professor in early childhood.  Our panelists will also share their career pathways and what has led them to this work.  Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for leadership, program culture and building leadership from within.

 

Wednesday, June 29th 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Networking Luncheon

Friday, May 6th 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Book Group: "Graceful Leadership" by Ann McClain Terrell

Please join us for a facilitated discussion of the leadership book, "Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education" by Ann McClain Terrell.

We welcomed NAEYC President Ann Terrell at our Speaker Series in December 2021.  Ann provided our audience with captivating discussions of the qualities of the contemporary leader in Early Childhood Education.  We began our reflection as leaders and our personal leadership journeys. We will continue these discussions to build a deep understanding of the topics during our two-part Book Group Series.  

Sessions will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 2nd and 16th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.


Those who register will be provided with a FREE copy of the book. *This event is only for Leadership Initiative members from the Long Island region.

 

Sessions Available
Wednesday, March 16th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 30th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Quiet Voice- Fearless Leader

We welcome Terrance Lee to join us and speak to his work on core leadership principles that can enhance our stance as leaders. He will share thoughtful insights on being identified as an "introvert" and the misconception that this attribute prevents one from becoming an "ideal" leader. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their stance as a leader, hear about principles that can enhance their daily practice in a leadership role, and learn about the inner power introverts bring to every team.

Tuesday, February 15th 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Networking Meeting 2022

Sessions Available Between Tuesday, January 4th 2022 and Tuesday, December 27th 2022

Breaking down the Myths of Self-Care: Diversifying our Wellness Practices for Early Childhood Leaders

This virtual panel will offer diverse perspectives on how to break down common myths of self-care, which can be rooted in sexism, racism and other oppressive systems.  This panel will discuss more inclusive strategies, to reduce burnout, promote wellness, and supports for building resiliency to effectively lead your early childhood program. We will learn from the experiences and perspectives of an assistant professor in human development and education, mindfulness and education consultant, meditation instructor, and social worker.  Our panelists will also share their career pathways and what has led them to this work.  Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for leadership, program culture, health and well-being, and resiliency in caring for staff, children and families.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, December 14th 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Ann McClain Terrell: Leadership Journeys in Early Childhood Education

Join us for our first Leadership Speaker Series event, featuring:

Ann McClain Terrell
Author Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education
President, NAEYC Governing Board
and former Executive Director of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation Inc.

Admission is free for this virtual event!

Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:30pm-2:00pm
via Zoom

*we will have a capacity of 300 for this event. Waitlist is available. Priority registration given to individuals in the Central NY, Mid-Hudson, and Long Island regions

Thursday, December 9th 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Leadership Journeys in Early Childhood Education

Join us for an exciting Leadership Speaker Series event featuring:

Ann McClain Terrell

"Leadership Journeys in Early Childhood"

Ann is the author of the book "Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education", President, NAEYC Governing Board,  and former Executive Director of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc. 

 

Join us from 12:30 PM -2:00 PM

Thursday, December 9th 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Networking for Family/Group Family Leaders

Sessions Available Between Thursday, October 21st 2021 and Saturday, December 31st 2022

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

A professional learning community of early childhood leaders interested in reflecting on and learning about cultivating resilience in themselves and others. This learning community features the book Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar.

October 2021 - October 2022
 

Sessions Available Between Thursday, October 14th 2021 and Thursday, October 13th 2022

Cost of Care in Early Childhood for Home Based Providers

Over the last few months, there has been an increased focus on investment in early childhood care.  With new federal and state investments, Long Island leaders should examine their business practices. We are launching our first learning community focused on calculating the true cost of care. In these sessions, leaders will examine their program costs by age group and identify the "gap" between program expenses, cost per child, and teacher salary. Robin Beller and Erica Chase will lead the group to explore trends and discuss ways in which leaders can strengthen their business practices to ensure stability for their programs.  We plan to have our first meeting Thursday, October 14th.   Please note this event has a limited number of seats and is exclusive for family child care and group family child care Leadership Initiative members.

Sessions Available
Thursday, October 14th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 28th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 11th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Core Body of Knowledge: A Tool to Support your Leadership

Sessions Available
Wednesday, October 13th, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 17th, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 8th, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Don't Look Away: Embracing an Anti-Bias Classroom

Sessions Available
Wednesday, September 8th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 21st, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, June 24th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 9 Discussion: Enrollment

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, June 17th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 9 Webinar: Enrollment

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Commonly Asked Questions Session for Licensed Group Family and Family Child Care Programs

Special Co-Hosted Meeting on OCFS Guidance

THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW EVENING, JUNE 9TH WILL BE POSTPONED. NEW GUIDANCE HAS BEEN RELEASED TODAY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO REVIEW THE MATERIALS BEFORE HOSTING OUR NEXT EVENT. 

Co-hosted by the Long Island Leadership Initiative, the Regional Technical Assistance Center, and CSEA/VOICE for a special session to unpack the New Guidance for Child Care, Day Camp, and Overnight Camp Programs. Robin Beller, Regional Manager from OCFS, will join us to provide responses to commonly asked questions that affect your work.  This session is open to all licensed group family and family child care programs. 

* Content of the session will be the same, therefore you only need to attend one session

 

Sessions Available

Monday, June 7th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, May 27th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 8 Discussion: Supporting our Families

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Making Impact: Strengthen Your Voice, Your Message, and Your Story-telling

Join us for this special two-part Leadership Speaker Series event, featuring Abby Thorman.

"Making Impact: Strengthen Your Voice, Your Message, and Your Story-telling"

As professionals and leaders we have responsibility to use our experience and knowledge to inform and influence others about appropriate practices and the needs of the early childhood field (Core Body of Knowledge 6.6).
Abby will explore and help attendees understand the skills and components of effective storytelling for early childhood advocacy. Part 1 on May 26th will cover crafting effective messages, using those messages for advocacy, and strategies to achieve power in numbers. Join us again on June 3rd in an interactive session with Abby to hone those message-making skills with opportunities for feedback and strategizing.

Sessions Available
Wednesday, May 26th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 3rd, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Calculating the Cost of Care in Early Childhood Learning Community

Sessions Available Between Monday, May 24th 2021 and Monday, June 28th 2021

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, May 20th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 8 Webinar: Working with Families

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Advancing Equity in Early Childhood: Putting your Equity Stance into Practice

At this virtual Leadership Panel Discussion, we will hear from a moderated panel of early childhood professionals and leaders about their work to create equitable environments for children in early childhood settings. This panel will allow participants to dive into what it means to truly have an equity stance. Come and be inspired to hear from our panelists to see how you can put your equity stance into practice. Participants will be encouraged to set a goal to work towards advancing equity in early childhood education.

Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion! 

Thursday, April 29th 2021 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, April 22nd

Survive to Thrive Chapter 7 Discussion: Staffing

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, April 15th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 7 Webinar: Staffing

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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A New Administration for Early Childhood: Key Players, Policies and Opportunities

The NY Early Childhood Leadership Initiative is proud to present a Leadership Speaker Series event in our 2021 series. This event is co-hosted virtually by the NYC, Western NY, and Long Island regional Leadership Initiative chapters. Grace Reef, President of Early Learning Policy, will explore and help attendees to consider what is on the horizon for early childhood education with the new federal administration. Who are the key players? How will priorities shift with this new leadership and in response to COVID? What are the opportunities for change, innovation, and advocacy? What can you do as leaders in early childhood education?

Thursday, March 25th 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, March 25th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 6 Discussion: Observation, Assessment, and Documentation

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, March 18th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 6 Webinar: Observation, Assessment, and Documentation

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams

Join us to explore critical topics from Stacey Abrams book "Lead from the Outside."  Abrams discusses candidly what she has learned over the course of her impressive career in politics, business and the nonprofit world: that differences in race, gender, and class provide vital strength, which we can employ to rise to the top and create real and lasting change."

Sessions Available

Thursday, March 11th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday, March 18th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 22nd, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, February 25th

Discussion of Survive to Thrive Chapter 5: Program Curriculum

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, February 18th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 5 Webinar: Program Curriculum

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, January 28th

Discussion for Survive to Thrive Chapter 4: Budget and Finances

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, January 21st

Survive to Thrive Chapter 4: Budget and Finances

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, January 7th

Follow-Up Discussion Chapter 3

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Long Island Networking Meetings 2021

Sessions Available Between Tuesday, January 5th 2021 and Wednesday, June 30th 2021

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, December 22nd 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, December 17th

Survive to Thrive Webinar, Chapter 3

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Remote Learning for Young Children: Best Practice Considerations for Leaders

Join us for a virtual panel: "Remote Learning for Young Children: Best Practice Considerations for Leaders." Leaders of early childhood programs and schools will learn from the experiences and perspectives of a higher education faculty, a STEM trainer and a pre-K leader. Our panelists will discuss developmentally-appropriate remote learning practices and strategies for young children, features and type of digital platforms to consider, as well as strategies and considerations for evaluating remote learning in your programs. 

Tuesday, December 15th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, December 8th 2020 12:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, December 3rd

From Survive to Thrive Chapter 2: Program Context and Culture

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, December 1st 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Book Group: Dare to Lead

Sessions Available
Thursday, November 19th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 9th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, November 19th

From Survive to Thrive Chapter 2: Program Context and Culture

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Virtual Film Screening and Discussion “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope"

The Long Island Regional Early Childhood Leadership Initiative is proud to present a film screening and discussion, featuring the film "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope."  The event will include a screening of the film followed by a interactive discussion with Tim Hathaway, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse New York. This event is co-hosted by the regional Leadership Initiatives of New York CityWestern NY, and Long Island. The event will be hosted live over Zoom, the Zoom link will be provided at a later date.

Wednesday, November 18th 2020 4:00pm - 5:45pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 10th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 27th 2020

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 27th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, October 22nd

Discussion on Survive to Thrive Chapter 1: What Does It Mean to Be a Director?

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Survive to Thrive Webinar, October 15th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 1: What Does It Mean to Be a Director?

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 13th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Book Group: How Full is Your Bucket

Sessions Available
Tuesday, October 6th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 20th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 6th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Virtual Panel Discussion "Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Developing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your Leadership"

This virtual panel will present diverse perspectives on developing a trauma-informed lens in leading your early childhood program and supporting your program staff.  We will learn from the experiences and perspectives of a trauma systems therapy trainer, Early Childhood program director, social worker and behavioral specialist, and an assistant professor in human development and education. Our panelists will also share their career pathways and what has led them to this work. Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for leadership, program culture, trauma-informed care, and resiliency in caring for staff, children and families.

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, September 15th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, September 8th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, September 1st 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 25th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 18th 2020 12:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 11th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Lessons in Leadership, Race, and Gender: An Interview with Melodie Baker

In an interview moderated by Sherry Cleary, University Dean of Early Childhood Initiatives and Executive Director of the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Melodie Baker will share her experience as a black female education leader and advocate.  She will share her factors to success, navigating challenges, and balancing family and work.

Melodie Baker has spent her career working to advance education opportunities for disadvantaged students. Prior to joining Just Equations she was the director of education at United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Melodie Chairs and Co-Chairs various national, state and local coalitions including, Erie Niagara Birth-8, Raising New York, and The Coalition for Community Schools. In 2014, she co-founded the first inquiry-based school in Western New York, The Charter School of Inquiry to build on an early learning program she implemented earlier in her career as assistant director for a Head Start.  Her work in education has led to several noteworthy appointments such as being selected to serve on Governor Cuomo’s Reimagining Education Advisory Council and leading the research and evaluation for Rockefeller Institute of Government’s First 1000 Day’s on Medicaid initiative headed by the New York State Department of Health. In 2019, Baker was the first African American to run for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 10:00am - 11:00am

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 28th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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QUALITYstarsNY Reopening Learning Community

Sessions Available
Wednesday, July 22nd, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 5th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 19th, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 21st 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 14th 2020 12:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 7th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, June 30th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Cultivating Emotional Resilience

Elena will explore high leverage strategies that anyone can use to build their resilience, as well as the resilience of others. Attendees will understand how to use these strategies and why they are so effective, particularly in times of crisis and change. 

Elena Aguilar is the Founder and President of Bright Morning Consulting. She has trained trained thousands of educators in transformational coaching. Elena’s expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. She is the author of four highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), and the forthcoming Coaching for Equity (August 2020). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and she was a blogger for EdWeek Teacher for many years.
 

Monday, June 29th 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative.  Please make sure you sign up to become an official Leadership Initiative member to participate in this event.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Podcast Discussion (Afternoon Sessions) - The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19 A Special Edition

Come join us for a discussion on the topic of brain development with a specific focus on COVID-19's impact.

The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19  A Special Edition" by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Please select either an afternoon or evening session. 

 

Sessions Available
Tuesday, June 16th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday, June 30th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative.  Please make sure you sign up to become an official Leadership Initiative member to participate in this event. 

 

Tuesday, June 16th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Podcast Discussion (Evening Sessions) - The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19 A Special Edition

This session will be run if we have at least 5 people in attendance. 

Come join us for a discussion on the topic of brain development with a specific focus on COVID-19's impact.

The Brain Architects Podcast: COVID-19  A Special Edition" by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Please select either an afternoon or evening session. 

 

Sessions Available
Tuesday, June 16th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 30th, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, June 9th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Virtual Dine & Discuss "Leadership During a Time of Crisis"

This virtual panel, “Leadership During a Time of Crisis”, moderated by Sherry Cleary, Executive Director of the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, will focus on the many qualities and considerations for effective leadership in a time of crisis. We will learn from the experiences and perspectives of a former CEO of a social service non-profit, a licensed child development mental health expert and play therapist, a social worker and FEMA crisis master trainer, and an executive director of a child care program. Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for leadership, trauma-informed care, building resiliency, crisis management and coping, and planning for change. 

 

 
 

 

Thursday, May 28th 2020 9:30am - 11:00am

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 26th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 19th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 12th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 5th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, April 28th 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, April 21st 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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How to Zoom- Advanced

Thursday, April 16th 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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How to Zoom- Basic

Thursday, April 9th 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join the Long Island Leadership Initiative in partnership with Nassau BOCES and the Child Care Councils of Nassau & Suffolk for a lunch hour zoom Networking Meeting.

Together we want to let you know we are here for you and grateful for the role you play in supporting young children and their families. This will be a time for you to share how you are doing, what your program is doing during this COVID-19 emergency and to share ideas with each other.

 

Tuesday, April 7th 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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