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Leadership Development in the South

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Published in the journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), Dimensions of Early Childhood, Volume 37, No. 3, Fall 2009, pages 35-40. This article discusses how lack of effective leadership can result in a decline in program quality and services for children and families. The article also emphasizes the importance of cultivating the next generation of early care and education leaders at the national, regional, state, local, and program levels.

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  • Barbara McCreedy

    Senior ManagerICF International

    Barbara McCreedy has more than 25 years’ experience in the oversight, development, administration, and review of early childhood, child care, and school age programs and facilities. An early childhood specialist, she is a national child care advisor, providing ongoing training, classroom assessments, technical assistance, and program development to more than 20 child care centers and boards of directors.

    A national and local presenter, she recently co-authored Staying on Course: The Early Childhood Board’s Guide to Success. Ms. McCreedy has a B.S. in Elementary Education from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in Early Childhood from Pacific Oaks College.

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Authors: , Kevin P. Dieterle, Jill Aviles, Caroline Davis, Poonam Ramgopal
Publisher: Southern Early Childhood Assocation (SECA)

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