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The
Leadership Initiative
Explores
NAEYC's
From Survive
to Thrive
The Leadership Initiative is hosting a series of 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.

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Webinars

Survive to Thrive Webinar, September 23rd

Survive to Thrive Chapter 9: Enrollment

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, August 12th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 8: Working with Families

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, July 15th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 7: Staffing

Wednesday, July 15th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, June 10th

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

Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, May 6th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 5: Program Curriculum

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, April 8th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 4: Budget and Finances

Wednesday, April 8th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, March 11th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 3: Achieving and Maintaining Program Quality

Wednesday, March 11th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, February 5th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 2: Program Context and Culture

Wednesday, February 5th 2020, 2:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, January 8th

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

Wednesday, January 8th 2020, 2:00pm

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