601. Growing the Next Generation of Early Childhood Leaders: Community and Higher Education Partnerships

Date: Tuesday July 12, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Grand Salon 19 (1st floor)
Speakers: Julie Nicholson, Mills College
Diana Schaack, University of Colorado
Valora Washington, Council for Professional Recognition

With growing attention on the importance of early childhood, the field is limited by a shortage of opportunities to develop a diverse pipeline of leaders. This workshop explores two early childhood leadership higher education programs designed to promote system change agents and advance racial equity that emerged from community and philanthropic partnerships. It will explore design considerations, lessons learned, and strategies for garnering support and funding for leadership programs.