Leadership and early childhood educators
The May 2015 issue of YC Young Child is a theme issue on leadership. The link provided in the journal title, takes you to the current issue which unless you are an NAEYC member, you will only have access to a couple of articles. TDSB teachers may contact the Professional Library for print copies of any of the articles.
The issue references a “seminal report” (p. 7) released on April 1, 2015 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council titled Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation. The following description is reproduced from the IOM site:
“… The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) were commissioned to explore the implications of the science of child development for the professionals who work with children birth through age 8. In the resulting report, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, the committee finds that much is known about what professionals who provide care and education for children need to know and be able to do and what professional learning supports they need. …The report offers recommendations to build a workforce that is unified by the foundation of the science of child development and early learning and the shared knowledge and competencies that are needed to provide consistent, high-quality support for the development and early learning of children from birth through age 8″. [my bold]
The report may be purchased, or you can read online or download for free.
Check it out!