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.
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

Join us for a webinar discussion of Program Context and Culture, the second chapter of From Survive to Thrive.

Register to reserve your spot, and a link to access the webinar will be emailed to you closer to the date of the event.

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

Join us for a webinar discussion of the first chapter of From Survive to Thrive:What Does It Mean to Be a Director?

Register to reserve your spot, and a link to access the webinar will be emailed to you closer to the date of the event.

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